CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier believes just one more player is needed to complete his squad for their maiden National League campaign after wrapping up a fifth summer signing this afternoon.

The Bluebirds concluded a deal to bring striker Josh Williams to Hardenhuish Park, with the former Oxford United youth player having impressed as a trialist in Town’s first two pre-season friendlies earlier this week.

Williams’ arrival at the reigning Southern League champions adds to the previous signings of Scott Donnelly, Dean Evans, Mark Cooper and Jason Matthews.

With that business now done, Collier thinks his recruitment drive will be limited to just one more additional signing as he looks to start life at the new level with as stable a squad as possible.

“I think we are quite settled now and there will possibly be one more in next week – an attacking player,” said Collier.

“Then that will be it unless someone suddenly becomes available that is better than what we have already got.

“After agreeing everything with Josh, that takes us to a squad of 22 and there are three goalkeepers in that.

“Quantity is good, quality is good and now we will start stretching people’s game time out between now and August 5, which is all we are interested in really. It’s all about the steps leading up to that.”

Williams, who has played for a number of Southern League sides since leaving the Kassam Stadium in 2015, played 45 minutes in each of Chippenham’s pre-season matches at Frome Town on Saturday and at home to League Two side Newport County on Tuesday night.

The young striker set up the Bluebirds’ goal in a 2-1 defeat against the Exiles and Collier believes he will bring a lot to the squad after his signing was completed.

“He is relatively young, he has got pace and power, and he has certainly shown in the two halves he has had for us that he has certainly got something about him,” said Collier, whose side also drew 1-1 with Frome.

“He has got a good pedigree having been at Oxford United and he just needs to settle down now and play some football.

“He can back up Andy Sandell and Dave Pratt and can also play behind the front two and out wide as well. He gives us some extra options.

“He has got a bit of a swagger about him, which I like.”

Collier takes his troops to Southern League Premier side Banbury United for their next friendly on Saturday.