MATTY Holmes revealed Wimborne Town had retained most of their first-team squad for next season – but admitted prolific striker Toby Holmes had not re-signed for the Cuthbury club yet.

Magpies this week announced Luke Holmes, Billy Maybury, Sam Bayston, Stef Penny and Carl Pettefer had all agreed to stay on for the 2019-20 campaign.

However, Toby Holmes, who scored 30 goals in Southern League South as Wimborne avoided relegation, is still mulling over the club’s offer.

Jordan Lee and Chad Collins also have not signed on for the next campaign at present.

Boss Holmes told the Daily Echo: “Toby has had his offer and he is still thinking about it at the moment, so we are not too sure about that.

“I would like to know that one as soon as possible so I can move forward with the squad.

“We are still waiting to hear back from Jordan Lee to hear what he wants to do next season and Chad Collins is away in America. He is due back in the next few days, so we will see.”

Magpies finished 14th in their first ever season in Southern League South and avoided the drop by three points.

Last week, Franklyn Clarke, Gerard Benfield and Sam Davidson re-signed for Magpies, while Lee Francis and Matt Oldring departed.

Discussing the latest group of re-signed players, Matty Holmes said: “We spoke with most of the first-team squad and it was very positive – nearly all but a couple have agreed to stay.

“We wanted to try to keep the bulk of the squad which we kept together for the past three seasons.

“You don’t want a mass exodus and to rip it apart because I know the lads, their characters and what they can do.

“They have got that quality and that is why they got to the play-off final and the position this season, which was very respectable for our first season at this level.

“You just want to add two or three bits of quality to the group and try to better the position next season.”