Brentwood Town manager Tony Ievoli admits it will be difficult to keep hold of players, with some receiving offers from Ryman Premier clubs.

The Blues’ new man has held discussions with the squad since his appointment more than two weeks ago and is expecting a second round of talks with them this week to get final decisions.

But Ievoli said the consequences of being relegated to the Ryman North will mean some will move on, having played at a higher level.

“I hope to know more by the end of the week,” he said. “I’ve spoken to most of the players now and we’ve got to talk again to see how the land lies and whether they want to continue with Brentwood or move on.

In terms of players coming into the club, Ievoli “I’ve got to look and assess what I’ve got first.

“Once I know what I have got, who wants to stay and who will commit to the club, then I can start looking at bringing some players in.

“The most important thing has been getting to talk to all the players. Some have been on holiday, so that has been the most important thing from my perspective.”

There is more clarity surrounding pre-season plans, with Brentwood confirming games against Hadley, Tower Hamlets, Eton Manor, Frenford, Waltham Forest, Barkingside and London Lions.

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