It has been a week of good news for Enfield Town after Mickey Parcell and Mark Kirby committed their future to the club, while four new players joined.

Parcell and Kirby will remain at Town for the 2017/18 season. Both players were key in the club’s charge last season which saw them reach the Ryman Premier League play-offs for the first time in their history at that level.

Manager Andy Leese told the club website: “We are delighted to retain Mickey and Mark, two great players and the type of characters we want at the club.

“Mark will be club captain, irrespective of who we sign. I know both these guys well as players and have been impressed with their response to the changes during the close season and their willingness to want to be a part of a new era.

“The squad rebuilding is continuing at a pace. We may yet have a couple more of last year’s squad who will re-sign with us.

“It is still, of course, early days and here will be a wave of players who will become available in July as various trials don’t work out and professional clubs release players. Patience is key.”

Simon Thomas, Rob Bartley, Joe Wright and Ryan Blackman have also joined the Towners ahead of their new Ryman Premier League campaign.

Thomas finished last season at Canvey Island and has played at a number of other Ryman clubs including Grays Athletic, Billericay Town, Needham Market and Tonbridge Angels.

Central Defender Barley has joined from Met Police having signed for the side in 2014 from Canvey.

His other previous clubs include Aylesbury United, Chesham United, Crawley Town and Croydon.

Former Queens Park Rangers youth keeper Wright also signed a deal having spent two spells at Bishop’s Stortford.

Enfield have also acquired the signature of Canvey Island midfielder Blackman.

Leese commented on hi signings as Town look to do one better than last season and said: “At 22, Darren Purse and I believe he has the potential to do really well. His character fits perfectly with what we are looking for in the squad. Rob has also played for me at Chesham United.

“He has matured into a very good player and, as with the other signings who are joining the squad, he fits the bill as the type of player Darren and I want at the club.

“And Simon is an experienced forward who will ass presence to the front line and is a player that is familiar with the club’s management team. We are delighted to have him on board.”