Midfielders Jay Dowie and Lucas Kirkpatrick have agreed to return next season.

Both players regularly featured in the successful team which reached the 2016/17 Play-Off Final but struggled with injury and fitness last season. Jay and Lucas are in the middle of their rehabilitation after procedures to repair their knees and are expected to be back fitter than ever by the start of the pre-season programme.

Manager Mark Burke said:

“It will be great to get both Jay and Lucas back to full fitness and be able to work with them again in the new season. Both are players are hard working committed players that will add a bit of bite to the midfield.”

Jay arrived at Top Field in March 2017 from National League South side Concord Rangers. He has also appeared for Histon and Boston United and has made 44 appearances for Hitchin Town, netting once.

Lucas made his debut for the Canaries at the end of the 2012-13 season having graduated from the youth network. He is closing in on 200 games, having appeared 196 times and scored 28 goals.