ALTHOUGH uncertainty remains around the start of the 2020/21 season, Northern Counties East League clubs were allowed to register players from Wednesday.

Manager Danny Forrest gave the club's media team an update on how the Cobbydalers are shaping up, with the majority of last season’s squad returning for the next campaign.

A breakdown of how the side are shaping up on the club website reads: "Goalkeepers Alfie Darke and Ben Higginson both return.

"Alfie, having suffered a serious knee injury last season, comes back fully fit, while Ben will be looking to pick up where he left off last season, ending the campaign in fine form.

"Captain Josh Kaine stays for his fifth season and is fast approaching 200 appearances for the Cobbydalers, while fellow defenders Dan Illingworth and Mark Everingham will continue their invaluable contribution into a fourth season.

"Connor Thompson and Myles Foley, who have been brilliant since joining, also commit to the Cobbydalers for the 2020/21 season.

"Josh Brown returned to the club last season after a four year absence, but unfortunately suffered a serious knee injury back in February.

"Matty Moses is edging closer to a return after 11 months out.

"Both will be supported through their rehab by club physio Conner Docherty and we can’t wait to see them both back in contention.

"Midfielders Arley Barnes, Joe Mitchell, Liam Hudson and Josh McKiernon all stay, while Mark Trueman and Kyle Hancock, who both returned to the club towards the end of 2019/20, are back with the Sils for next season.

"Going forward, Chris Wademan will continue into a 10th year as a player for the club and attacking midfielder Khurram Shazad will look to continue his dazzling form into the 2020/21 campaign.

"Matthias Britton, who ended last season with a fantastic performance at Handsworth, Luke Hudson and Will Storrie all return.

"Promising youngster Robbie Fox will be looking to build on last season’s breakthrough, while Luke Brooksbank will be hoping to make an impact after coming through the Under-23 set up.

"Danny Riley continues his affiliation with the club before a planned venture to the USA – whenever that may be!"

The club also told fans to keep an eye out in the coming days and weeks for further squad updates, including for news of some new additions.