After two playoff campaigns in two seasons, Cheltenham Town found life more difficult in League 2 last season and finished in a lowly 17th position.
With some fans calling for his head, manager Mark Yates promised to turn things around during this summer and it is fair to say there will be a large number of new arrivals at Whaddon Road over the next few months.
Yates has stated that he wants a squad of around 23 players, which includes the four new graduates from the academy, and with only nine other players contracted to be at the club next season (with two more being offered new contracts but are yet to sign) there could potentially be up to ten new arrivals at the club during the summer.
The first one of these new additions looks set to be Lee Vaughan from Kidderminster Harriers. After Sido Jombati was released by Cheltenham at the end of last season, a new right back has been on the wish list. Vaughan started his career as a trainee at Walsall before moving to AFC Telford in 2006 where he was a fans favourite.
Then in 2010 he moved to fellow Conference Premier side Kidderminster. He has made over 150 appearances for the Aggborough club with 48 of those arriving last season. Held in high regard by the Kidderminster faithful, he is looking to prove himself in the football league and with his extremely competitive nature and undoubted talent many are surprised he hasn’t made the step up much sooner. The 27 year-old is expected to pen a two year deal with The Robins.