John Deacey has confirmed two more Bradford Park Avenue signings this week to bring the total of newcomers to five.

The arrivals of Danny Holland and Richard Hardy from FC Halifax Town and Jamie Jackson from Worksop Town were announced last month. Now goalkeeper Simon Eastwood and winger Simon Baldry have joined them at Horsfall.

Avenue boss Deacey said: “I’m delighted we have got Simon Eastwood from Halifax as we needed another experienced keeper. We have also brought Simon Baldry back from Guiseley and he has always been a quality player.”

Nicky Boshell has gone in the opposite direction, joining his elder brother Danny at Guiseley, while Deacey’s own son could also be departing.

Jordan Deacey has been looked at by several Football League clubs and has been invited for trials.

Deacey senior explained: “Jordan is training with a couple of clubs here and there in pre-season, so it depends how he gets on.

“You can’t stand in the way of players who have a chance to play at a higher level. If he goes he will be a big loss because he did well for us, especially towards the end of the season.”

While his son’s future remains undecided, Deacey is confident Avenue have made some decent signings to boost their squad.

“Holland gives us something we haven’t had up front and Jackson is a very good player,” he said.

“Many people were surprised when Hardy was released by Halifax. It must have been a difficult decision but maybe they had a replacement in mind.

“Simon Baldry is very versatile and that commodity is priceless. He is knocking on a bit but he is a very fit lad who obviously looks after himself well and loves playing.”

Deacey added: “Matty James had his operation in April and played a small part in the play-offs but he will be like a new signing.

“I think we will have a half-decent squad but you just don’t know in this division because it is new to us – and look at the money that the likes of Chester, Halifax, Harrogate Town and Guiseley are putting into their promotion bids.

“The board have been excellent and backed us, so we just hope the crowd will support us as well. There are a few local derbies in the mix and we need the Bradford public behind us.

“I think of the four of us (Avenue, Guiseley, Halifax and Harrogate) we are definitely the underdogs. But it’s the start of a new season and we will go into it with an open mind and try to play the style of football that we did last season.”