WAYNE Goodison believes players recruited by 1874 Northwich this summer makes the team more pragmatic.

And the co-manager is optimistic the North West Counties League side can become a more dangerous proposition as a result.

“We felt we needed to be more flexible from a tactical point of view,” he said.

“And that means both going into games and also after they’ve kicked off.

“With the guys that have come in, I think we’re more capable of doing exactly that.”

Defender James Blair, midfielder Nathan Okome, wide-man Harry Cain and striker Lee Knight have all arrived since the end of last season.

Meanwhile a familiar face, defender Ryan Mitchell, has returned to the club too.

1874 have also been able to call upon left-back Jack Tinning again after he recovered from a knee injury, while Jake Parker has promised his availability will be much better.

Goodison added: “Together with Paul [Bowyer], we identified five players we wanted to bring in and have ended up with five of them.

“With the options we have now, it may mean that players are required to do a certain job for the team.

“That’s something we’re figuring out during pre-season.”

Jack Pritchard (knee) and Jack Irlam (ankle) have yet to feature, while Cain made his debut as a substitute during a 1-0 defeat at Hyde last Tuesday.

1874 followed that reverse by beating landlord Barnton (3-2) and Rhyl (2-0).