WREXHAM'S season may have ended but there is no let up for boss Denis Smith as he continues to shape his squad for League Two, writes Paul Wheelock.
The Racecourse chief, who has released four players, will have to do without internationals Steve Roberts and Carlos Edwards after the pair decided their future lay elsewhere.
Smith is still waiting on an answer from five out-of-contract first-team players, while he has offered Simon Spender professional terms.
If Spender puts pen to paper he will follow in the footsteps of 19-year-old midfielder Levi Mackin, who accepted a 12-month deal on Monday.
He is one of 10 full-time professionals on the club's books for at least a year.
Another is new goalkeeper Michael Ingham, who agreed to move from Sunderland to help Wrexham - who he enjoyed a loan spell with last year - make an instant return to League One.
Smith is hoping to make two more additions to his squad by the end of the week. But he knows the club's financial plight makes it difficult to say exactly when they any deal will be completed.
However, he's delighted to have tied up Mackin to his first professional deal, and he enthused about the talents of Northern Ireland's Ingham.
Smith said: 'It's pleasing Levi's agreed to sign and I'm hopeful he'll be the first of many. Levi's a good lad who has a bit of first-team experience and he's decided the deal is right for him.
'Michael Ingham is similar in the respect that he's the right age to develop. He's 24 and it looks like he'll be playing for Northern Ireland against Germany so that shows his potential. He's always been a good goalkeeper but what he now needs more than anything is first-team football to prove that.
'I actually went in for him last season but he was injured at the time so it wasn't an option then. But I'm delighted to have got him now.'
Smith admits in a time when there is speculation over the future of players such as Craig Morgan - who is unhappy with the new deal offered to him - the signings show Wrexham can still attract players despite relegation.
Smith, who this week is trying to finalise a pre-season tour of Northern Ireland, said: 'People do want to come and play here. It's a well-respected club and players know they are coming to a good football team.'