Chris Powell’s appointment utterly rejuvenated Southend United’s season last year.
Before Powell returned to the club he played for, the Shrimpers were languishing dangerously close to the drop zone.
But the former Charlton manager’s appointment brought a breath of fresh air to the club and lead them to a comfortable tenth place finish.
The club’s ambition this time around will be to break into the play-offs, and they have already been busy in the transfer window bringing in Sam Mamton and Tom Hopper from Scunthorpe, Harry Lennon from Charlton and Sam Barratt from Maidenhead.
But there are still areas where they can improve.
Here are three signings that could turn Southend until a real force next season.