DENIS Smith is getting a clearer picture of who will be in the Wrexham squad next season after a busy week.
Last Monday Steve Roberts decided to join brother Neil at Doncaster Rovers, and 24 hours later Carlos Edwards put pen to paper with Luton Town.
Boss Smith then decided to release Chris Armstrong, Scott Green, Kieran Quinn and Andy Dibble.
Club captain Brian Carey and Alex Smith have not yet been offered deals, but the manager hopes to keep the pair if the club's financial situation improves.
If that does happen, Smith has also indicated he would like to re-sign 40-year-old keeper Dibble as well.
With Ben Foster returning to Stoke City after his loan period, the Dragons were left short in the goalkeeping department - a situation Smith moved to address by bringing in Mike Ingham from Sunderland.
The 24-year-old Northern Ireland shot-stopper, who had a loan spell with Wrexham at the end of the 2003/04 campaign, revealed one of the main reasons he chose to return to the Racecourse - and reject the advances of teams higher up the English pyramid - was Smith's personal touch.
Ingham said: 'Since I left Wrexham, Denis Smith has always kept in contact. His willingness and eagerness to sign me has always impressed me.
'He was interested in me for such a long time and I'm glad he kept in contact because he was a joy to work with. I'm looking forward to working under him again.'
Smith is hoping Ingham will be joined by five out-of-contract Dragons. International prospects Craig Morgan, Mark Jones and Matt Crowell have been offered new deals, along with Trinidad international Hector Sam and top-scorer Juan Ugarte.
Ugarte is being courted a string of Championship sides, but was last week urged to sign up by assistant manager Kevin Russell, who has been granted a testimonial on Tuesday, August 12.
Long-serving Russell said: 'I'm delighted and grateful that Manchester United have agreed to provide the opposition for my testimonial.' GOODBYE: Carlos Edwards.