Blue Square Bet
Published 2nd July 2012
Page, who was hoping to have more news from the board with regards to a playing budget by the end of the weekend, attended a trials day in Barnet on Saturday.
Midfielder Brennan, who had a trial with Manchester United in 2008 during his spell with the Stutes, was at the event following a successful stint playing in Finland with Seinäjoen JK.
And Page has also been in touch with a winger he would like to sign to fill the void created by captain Daniel Sparkes’ move to Conference Premier outfit Braintree Town.
"I’m lining them up and they know there’s interest there, but I’ve made them aware I can’t offer them anything until I’ve had the budget," said Page.
"Sparkey’s gone and I’ve already got my eye on a replacement for him.
"I’m very conscious of getting this budget off the board so we can see about bringing him across to the football club."
Page has already made an off-field signing by appointing Nicholas Draper-Hicks as his head of performance analysis.
The Anglia Ruskin University student, who did some work for the Stutes last season, will video matches home and away and work out statistics.
Leaving the Glassworld Stadium is academy director Howard Willmott, with a statement on the club’s website confirming his departure "with immediate effect" and thanking him "for his contribution and support during his time with the club".
It added a new appointment is expected within the next couple of weeks.
Page said: "Howard is first class at developing youngsters, but the club’s made the decision they feel’s right and I can’t argue with that.
"Hopefully they can bring in someone as good as he is."