Sir John Askey is poised to add to his threadbare ranks this week with the acquisition of Southport defender Josh Thompson.
The former Celtic man is said to have impressed Askey following a number of impressive performances in a campaign which saw The Sandgrounders relegated to the Conference North.
Thompson suffered a potentially career threatening injury back in January during an FA Trophy clash with Wealdstone. He severely ruptured his patella and at one point his whole career was in the balance.
After fighting his way back to fitness, Thompson is an impressive signing and one which adds much to our evolving squad in the build up to the new season.