ALDERSHOT Town boss Terry Brown claims he is in no rush to build his desired squad for next season, although the day of destiny for many of his current playing staff is looming large.
Brown and his assistant Stuart Cash began the Shots revolution on Tuesday and as the News went to press, were due to inform the players of their futures.
And with four or five players already locked in talks with the boss, the futures of some do not look too bright.
Brown said: "I'm going to be speaking to the players later in the week, so at the moment it's only fair on them if I neither confirm or deny anything. Telling players they are to be released is the hardest job in management, I hate it, but it's got to be done. It's a very delicate issue, which is why I don't want to rush anything at this stage."
Brown's job is not only to break the news to his players, but also to circulate their names and ease them into other clubs — especially those with time left on their contracts.
This is never an easy task and can sometimes get messy, hence the delicate way in which Brown is going about his business.
At the same time, rumours are naturally circulating around the Rec as to who is in line to take their places next season, with Brown starting negotiations with four or five players from higher leagues.
Brown has already previously admitted his interest in his former striker at Hayes, Lee Charles, who was released by Nuneaton Borough this week, while ex-Woking hard-man Nick Roddis is also rumoured to be having talks with the boss.
The News can also reveal that Brown has been locked in talks with two very experienced Football League players, one a proven goalscorer who has played at the highest level, and the second a well-known lower league stalwart operating from defence or midfield.
Of these talks, nothing is done and dusted, although Brown feels confident that news could be on the horizon before Tuesday's Mail goes to print.