A number of Trinity players accept pay cuts to make room for new stars as Housham targets goalscorer

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Gainsborough Trinity players have taken pay cuts in order to make room in the budget for additions to the squad.

Boss Steve Housham said it was pleasing for him, the chairman Richard Kane and the fans that players showed such willingness to play for the Blues.

New arrivals are expected in the coming days, with Housham targetting a goalscorer.

He told the Standard: “All the players who finished with us last season have been offered terms and most have agreed so we’re making progress.”

“We got all the lads in, talked as a group and individually and some if not most have taken cuts so we can get a bigger squad.”

“No one has had a pay increase at the club, and they’ve all stood by our decisions.”

Housham had his transfer targets in mind before the season finished, with one area in particular in need of strengthening.

“We wanted to shore up the defence this season and I think we did that, we looked more solid.”

“But we weren’t ruthless enough in front of goal, so our main target was to add to the forward line.”

The new-look Trinity squad can still look forward to derby games, with the news that North Ferriby United will be staying in the Conference North, and Boston United’s play-off semi-final exit.

The Pilgrims were beaten on penalties by Chorley.