Coventry City's preparations for the new Championship season continued last night as the club announced four more of their out-of-contract players have agreed new terms to stay.
Defender Richard Shaw and striker Trevor Benjamin have both signed new oneyear deals.
Isaac Osbourne and Craig Reid are also set to follow suit and emulate striker Andy Morrell and midfielder Claus Jorgensen, who signed new contracts last Friday.
However, Sky Blues manager Micky Adams is still waiting to learn if 36-year-old former Aston Villa defender Steve Staunton is joining League One side Walsall as a player-coach or whether he, too, will put pen to paper on a new deal.
Adams said: "Everyone would like a little bit more money but 'Stan' has to decide whether he goes and takes up a coaching role or plays on for another year without all the hassle."
Meanwhile, the Saddlers have clinched the free signing signing of Hartlepool United's Dudley-born defender Chris Westwood.
* Wolverhampton Wanderers yesterday confirmed that they still have three unnamed summer transfer targets in mind on the day they returned to pre- season training.
NON-LEAGUE: Sutton Coldfield Town have fought off interest from Nationwide North clubs to sign former Tamworth and Redditch United forward Rory May on a one-year contract.
The 6ft 5in striker had notched the Reds' Birmingham Senior Cup final winner in April but found himself surplus to requirements when front-runners John Williams and Craig Wilding became summer recruits.
May is among four new faces so far at Coles Lane, with Gresley Rovers forward Liam Hebberd and Atherstone Town midfielder Danny Haynes joining, as well as ex-Gresley goalkeeper Dale Belford as player-coach.