YACKANDANDAH is setting itself to better this year's seven wins after landing five recruits.
The Roos have picked up young Wodonga key position player Mitch Dinneen, Picola United forward John Walker, Dederang-Mt Beauty's Ricky Clarke, Bright's Chad Martin and Wodonga Saints' Lachie Baldock.
Coach Darren Holmes said eight Roo youngsters would also be pressing for games after playing under-17s this year.
"We are all about improving so it would be good to beat last season's seven wins," Holmes said.
"I think that's realistic.
"We've picked up some recruits and have good kids pushing up from the thirds.
"I don't think it's any secret we have had good junior sides over the years and the challenge now is to translate it into wins in the seniors."
I don't think it's any secret we have had good junior sides over the years and the challenge now is to translate it into wins in the seniorsDarren Holmes
Dinneen played three senior matches for Ovens and Murray club Wodonga this year and will add to Yackandandah's key position stocks.
His father, David, is a former Roo.
"Mitch just fell into our lap," Holmes said.
"He's got some connections at the club and it came out of nowhere.
"Mitch is only young but he gives us some key position depth and will fit in nicely with what we are trying to achieve."
Walker is an experienced key position player who has experience in the Picola, Ovens and Murray and Goulburn Valley leagues.
Clarke will play on-ball after crossing from rival Tallangatta league club Dederang-Mt Beauty.
The solid midfielder has also spent time with Bright and Myrtleford and will bring some much-needed experience to a young midfield.
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Martin played in Bright's losing grand final team against Ovens and King league powerhouse Milawa this year and looms as another midfield option.
Baldock was a fringe player with Wodonga Saints this year.
"We've probably been averaging about 30 to training which isn't bad," Holmes said.
The clearance wrangle between Yackandandah and Corowa-Rutherglen over star full-forward Trent Castles has reached a stalemate.
Castles has had two clearances knocked back by the Roos.
"I've got no idea where it's up to," Holmes said.