AFC Totton have made their first moves in the transfer market ahead of the new campaign.

New boss Jimmy Ball arrived at Snows Stadium with just a month of the season remaining, meaning this summer represents the first chance for the former Forest Green manager to model the squad to his liking.

And there is a Forest Green connection to one of his first signings, with youngster Luke Hallett arriving after departing the League One outfit.

Handed his debut for Forest Green by Mark Cooper, Hallett was converted to a centre-half after coming through the ranks as a forward.

Signing for Totton marks a return to the area for Hallett, who played for Saints and Sholing in his youth.

Hallett spent the previous season on loan with Gosport Borough, making 37 appearances for the Southern League Premier South side.

Whilst with Gosport, Hallett played alongside fellow new signing Mike Carter, who brings experience to a relatively youthful Totton side.

A winner at Wembley with Totton's local rivals Sholing, Carter captained Gosport in his second stint with the club.

Sandwiched between his spells with Gosport was success with Havant & Waterlooville, where Carter helped the Hawks win back-to-back promotions from the seventh tier to the fifth.

Alongside the incoming players is the announcement that last season's Supporter's Player of the Year, Ethan Taylor, will remain at the club.

The 21-year-old finished the campaign as the club's second highest goalscorer behind Hisham Kasimu, scoring 23 times in 41 games.

Boss Ball was pleased to keep the former Saints academy player at the club, telling the club's website: "It’s pleasing to get this deal done and to know that Ethan will be here to play an important part for us next season, as we aim to realise our ambitions of winning the title and gaining promotion.”