Pete Mahon has continued putting his squad together for the 2011 season with the signings of midfielders Dave Mulcahy and Paul Crowley.
Mulcahy needs no introduction to Saints' fans and Pete Mahon told STPATSFC.COM that he is looking for more of the same from the Kilkenny man:
"We all know what sort of a season Dave had last year and we're obviously delighted that he has committed himself to the club for the new season.
"Dave is a player we tried very hard to get last year and he became a very important part of the team.
"Having lost Stuart Byrne and Damian Lynch it was vital to keep him not only because of his ability but also because of his experience and we're delighted he has signed."
Paul Crowley spent the 2010 season with Drogheda and has also previously played for Shamrock Rovers, UCD, Waterford United and Dundalk and Pete Mahon thinks he will also add experience to the squad:
"Paul is a very experienced player who has played with a number of clubs in the league.
"He is a thorough professional and gives 100% every week on and off the pitch and having managed him before in a past life I know exactly what I'll get from him.
"We needed to bring in somebody in the midfield area with Stuart Byrne and Garreth O'Connor gone and Paul fits the bill and will do a very good job for us."
Mahon told STPATSFC.COM that he hopes to add three more players to his squad before the start of the season:
"We're hoping to finalise a deal for one player over the next few days and then after that I'll be looking to bring two more players in.
"That will give us a nice squad after also adding Daryl Kavanagh this week to the panel.
"I've been absolutely delighted with how the first week of pre-season has gone and that's a real positive for me.
"When you bring new players in you hope that they'll buy into your way of thinking and working and the new lads have taken to the team like a duck to water."