VAUXHALL have bolstered their squad for the 2006-07 campaign with three signings - and waved goodbye to a trio of loyal servants.
Motors manager Carl Macauley has swooped for full-back Lee Dames from Burscough, ex-Chester City midfielder Stuart Whittaker from Nuneaton Borough and centre-back Mark Williams, who has been playing recently in Singapore.
But heading out of the Rivacre Park exit door are Wayne McDermott and Phil Brazier, who have been reunited with ex-Vauxhall boss Alvin McDonald at Marine, and Robbie Lawton (pictured), who has signed for Altrincham.
Vauxhall chairman Alan Bartlam said: 'We wish Wayne, Phil and Robbie all the best because they have been tremendous servants to the club.
'Phil has been superb during two spells with us, Wayne was a really popular player here and no player worked harder for us than Robbie.
'The club wishes them the best of luck but the manager has already brought in three replacements so it will be interesting to see how they perform. We've also got one or two other irons in the fire.'
McDermott, a former Everton reserve player, joined Vauxhall in 2001 and quickly became a firm favourite.
Arguably his most memorable moment in a Vauxhall shirt came at Gigg Lane in 2004 when he scored a spectacular goal against Bury in the FA Cup.
The skilful Lawton clocked up more than 300 games for the Rivacre Park club after signing from Marine in the spring of 1999.
Brazier, meanwhile, captained Liverpool's FA Youth Cup-winning team of 1995 and enjoyed two successful spells with the Motormen, leaving for North-wich Victoria in between.
But while three senior players have left for pastures new, the remainder of Vauxhall's first-team squad are expected to remain with the club.
Definitely staying are keeper Sean Lake and striker Lee Furlong, who arrived at Rivacre Park towards the end of last season and helped steer the Motormen away from the Conference North drop zone.
Lake - a former Everton trainee who was on Chester City's books last season - was brought in following an injury to number one Tim Dittmer and made a big impression.
Furlong arrived from Runcorn FC Halton and Macauley had no hesitation in retaining his services.
Bartlam added: 'I'm delighted Sean and Lee have put pen to paper.
'They gave us a real spark towards the end of last season.'
Vauxhall's players return to pre-season training on Saturday, July 1.