CHRIS Hughes is confident Newtown will not face another summer rebuild.

Midfielder Ryan Kershaw departed Latham Park this week with Robins manager Hughes praising the 22 year old ex-TNS youngster.

“Kersh has decided to go elsewhere and we wish him all the best, said Hughes.

The Robins boss has yet to show his hand in the transfer market but has made moves to tie up several members of last season’s squad.

Strikers Nick Rushton and Neil Mitchell are joined by midfielders Alex Fletcher, Jolyon Harries and defenders Kieran Mills-Evans and Craig Williams in committing while long serving goalkeeper Dave Jones has also agreed terms.

“We have been talking to all the lads and I am pleased the first few have agreed to sign for the coming season,” said Hughes.

“We don’t want the same situation as last year and I’m pleased to get these deals over the line.”

Meanwhile the club has signed a new kit deal with Newtown based Control Techniques, part of the Nidec Group, while continuing a retail partnership with buysportskitPRO in association with Italian brand Errea.

Chairman Howard Ellis said: “We are grateful to Control Techniques. They have been a great help to Newtown Football Club and a sponsor for many years.

Control Techniques president Athony Pickering said: “As one of the largest employers in Mid Wales it is important we demonstrate our commitment and support to the local community. We are global but our base has always been in Newtown.

“Control Techniques has had a relationship with the football club for over 30 years and we’re proud of our association which we look forward to continuing in the season ahead.”

The club commence pre-season training on June 23.