SWINDON Supermarine manager Lee Spalding is more than satisfied with the squad he has put together ahead of the coming Southern League Premier Division South season, although will not rule out making additional signings should the right target become available.

Forward Kane Simpson agreed terms for the coming campaign at the weekend on the back of netting as a trialist for Marine during their 2-1 friendly defeat at home to EFL side Forest Green Rovers.

That takes the number of players in Spalding’s squad to 19, with the Marine manager thrilled with what he has at his disposal.

More signings now look unlikely at this stage, but Spalding will not be afraid to strike should he see a deal that is too good to turn down.

“I am quite happy with what I have got at the moment,” said Spalding.

“You never say never because if someone becomes available who can strengthen what you already have, you’d be silly to say no.

“But right now, it is looking really good with what we have already got.

“We have got a strong squad who are doing very well in pre-season.

"The players are improving game by game and the fitness is going up.

“Kane (Simpson) is a little bit different to what we have already got up front. He is a big lad, he is quick, he is good in the air and he has got an eye for goal.

“It is good competition for the forward players and it is good to bring another player in who is looking to kick on.

“I think he will be a good addition and will bring strength to the squad.”

Marine learned their Southern League fixture list for the 2019-20 campaign late last week, with the Webbswood Stadium side opening up with a home game against Walton Casuals on Saturday, August 10.

Spalding’s side face a tough opening period as they have games against likely promotion contenders Truro City, Salisbury, Merthyr Town, Poole Town and Taunton Town inside the opening five weeks.

“It is a tough start but it’s one we will relish,” said Spalding.

“The first game is against Walton Casuals. We have got to make sure our pre-season gets us up to speed for that game.

“There are three or four fixtures after that which are really tough but that is the competition you want.

“If we want to compete and improve on where we were last season, we need to make sure we get results in games like those.”