Alan Devonshire believes new signing Sean Marks will bring a winning mentality to the Maidenhead United dressing room.
Marks, who has signed for the Magpies after playing more than 300 games for Braintree Town, is determined to help United achieve their promotion ambitions.
His signing was announced by the club on Saturday and Devonshire said Marks will bring more to the club than just goals.
“He’s a good player so yeah, I’m delighted,” said Devonshire.
“He’s a big lad, strong, very good in the air. Can hold it up well and he’s good in the dressing room. He wants it bad, he wants to succeed so I’m really pleased to have him here.”
Marks’ signing brings the number of new arrivals at York Road to three, after Jordan Cox and James Comley agreed deals last month. Strikers Jake Reid and Gav James, and midfielder come defender Josh Huggins, have left the club.
“Hopefully he’ll improve us,” said Devonshire.
“But it isn’t just about him. He’s 30 years of age now and probably in his prime. He didn’t play as many games as he’d have liked last year but when he played he was very good. I know what he brings to the table.
“He’s good for the dressing room and he can score goals but he brings more than that.”
Devonshire says time will tell if the new signings improve the Magpies and added there’s space in his squad for one or two more players next season.
“At the end of the day it’s a new season and you only have to look at what happened at Havant and Basingstoke last season,” he said. “Basingstoke were in the play-offs one year and suddenly relegated the next
“There are lots of teams going for it and we’ve got the same budget as before so I’ve had to wheel and deal but we’ll see how we go. There might be one or two that come in, I don’t know, but there’s room for one or two.
“Listen, it’s not like last year where we had to build a whole new team. We’ve kept a core of boys and added a few.”