BRIDPORT have agreed terms with a number of new players – subject to FA approval.

Manager Edgar Marcu has been hard at work searching for fresh talent following a dismal 2021/22 Toolstation Western League Premier Division campaign that yielded just four points.

Following the Bees’ relegation to the South West Peninsula League Premier East, Marcu has been keen to bring in quality players and he appears to have achieved that goal.

Alexandru Mirescu, a former FC Podari and Viitorul Craiova midfielder, has agreed terms.

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The 31-year-old Romanian has experience of playing against AS Roma and Fiorentina.

Hong Kong winger Yang Bosley Yu is also set to join, having most recently played for Kitchee in the Hong Kong Premier League.

Yu in 2019 played 30 minutes of a 6-1 friendly loss to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and has moved to the UK for family reasons.

Bridport’s third notable new signing is goalkeeper Callum Smalley, who last year impressed with Yeovil Town Under-18s and has a strong background with Bristol Rovers.

Albanian talent Andri Qosja and Yeovil Under-18s striker Josh John are other players committing to the Bees.

Marcu will be joined in the dugout by Chelsea and Yeovil Under-18 coach James Lukosius, and the Bees’ Romanian manager has additionally retained the services of the club’s best players from last season.

Dan Baggs, Callum Arnold, Mike Hill, Harley Brook, Mika Mamanta, Josh Grace, Jake Owen, Riley Greenwood-Neate, Joe Batten-Coe, Riley Weedon, Ezra Osei-Kumi, Mike Calverley, Adam Steele and Mo Hereka are all committing to the Bees.

Commenting on his summer business, Marcu said: “I really believe we will do great next season, I have no doubt.

“I’m not overpositive, I truly believe we have a strong team. Obviously, when we start, I’ll see the big picture, but we have quality in the squad.”

Elsewhere, Marcu has confirmed the Bees’ pre-season schedule.

They open with a home clash against Middlezoy Rovers on Friday, June 24 (7pm), before entertaining Bishops Lydeard on Tuesday, July 5 (7.45pm).

Wincanton visit St Mary’s Field on Saturday, July 9 (3pm) and Marcu’s former team Radstock Town host his new side on Friday, July 15 (7.45pm).

Portland United are then welcomed to Bridport on Saturday, July 23 (3pm) ahead of the first league fixture at Ivybridge on Saturday, August 6 (3pm).