DANNY Scopes is not surprised to have had to deal with a number of departures from Concord Rangers.

Numerous star players from last season have left the Aspect Arena in search of pastures new.

But Scopes, who replaced Sammy Moore as the National League South side’s boss earlier this month, remains unfazed by the amount of players seeking opportunities elsewhere.

“I would have liked to have kept all of the players that have left,” said Scopes.

“They were all good for the club and played their part in what was a good season.

“But the nature of losing your manager and the success we enjoyed means that keeping everyone becomes difficult.

“It is no different to most summers at Concord Rangers.

“It does not worry me because we have plenty of good options and players that want to be part of our club.

“We have players that want what we can offer as a club.

“Concord has been and will continue to be a great club for players to be part of.”

Eight players have left the club after being pivotal as the Beach Boys enjoyed a record-breaking season.

In Moore’s solitary campaign at the helm, after being named as Adam Flanagan’s successor last summer, Concord racked up a club record number of points in the second tier of non-league football and also enjoyed an all-time high placing of sixth in the National League South.

But Scopes will be unable to call upon Sam Beasant, Tyrone Sterling, Tosan Popo, Connor Essam, Frazer Shaw, Sam Blackman, Sam Ashford and Joan Luque when the new season gets underway in August.

After extensive talks, a change in work commitments and logistics resulted in it not being possible for Beasant to remain at the Aspect Arena.

Sterling, Popo, Essam and Ashford have followed former boss Moore to National League South rivals Hemel Hempstead Town.

Blackman has returned to former club Dartford, where he will work under ex-Beach Boys chief Flanagan.

Luque’s fine form after joining Concord has earned the Spanish winger a move to Dagenham & Redbridge.