DANNY Scopes is pleased with how his Concord Rangers side is shaping up during the early weeks of the summer.

Scopes has made a number of eye-catching signings since replacing Sammy Moore in the hotseat earlier this month.

And Scopes believes the Beach Boys are in a strong position thanks to the tireless work being carried out by head of recruitment Adam Drew.

Scopes said: “Adam Drew and I, plus the management team, have been working very hard since taking on the new roles with the club.

“We are enjoying the challenges that this time of year brings to all managers and clubs.

“I’m excited by the activity so far and the recruitment process is going well, but it is still early days in the off-season.”

Scopes has signed Chris Haigh, James Blanchfield, Freddy Moncur and Greg Cundle in less than three weeks since his appointment as the Concord chief.

Danny Green, Joe Gardner, Kiah Froud and Dan Confrey have also committed their futures to the club, while the experienced Lee Minshull has been installed as Scopes’ player-assistant manager.

And Scopes is excited by his new arrivals.

Scopes added: “Chris is a goalkeeper who has joined us from Heybridge Swifts and played over 150 games at non-league level.

“He is a young goalkeeper and someone we are very excited to have taken on this year.

“He has great potential to go a long way in the game and he is a very determined, hungry player.

“James is 21 and was released by Dagenham & Redbridge at the end of the season.

“He was previously on the books of Ipswich Town and Arsenal.

“James is technically excellent with a great range of passing ability.

“He is keen to play games and push on after a couple of disappointments.

“Freddy is a 22-year-old energetic midfielder who will cover every blade of grass and has excellent technical ability.

“He has joined from Ebbsfleet United and has previous experience with Leyton Orient and West Ham United’s youth set-up.

“We became aware of Greg after he scored 21 goals at East Grinstead Town last season and I’m really pleased to have him on board with us.

“He is a 22-year-old striker who can link up the play and lead the line.

“Greg came through the youth system at Gillingham and made first team appearances there.”

And Scopes believes there is some special talent coming through the ranks at the Aspect Arena, which will strengthen his options further.

The Beach Boys’ chief admitted: “We also have a very good number of players coming in for pre-season, with some really exciting prospects keen to take a place in the squad.

“We’re also excited by the youth section and under-18s.

“We will not be afraid to use them when and if required.”