Triple signing boost for Great Yarmouth Town

Connor Deeks is back at Great Yarmouth.

Connor Deeks is back at Great Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Great Yarmouth Town joint boss Adam Mason believes the club's triple signing this week shows the Bloaters' ambition to keep moving forward.

Yarmouth, who travel to high-flying Newmarket Town this weekend, swooped for Connor Deeks from Lowestoft and Stevie Taylor and Payton Swatman from Wroxham as they look to build on their decent start to the season following promotion.

'Since we took over last year we have been trying to make continual positive steps,' said Mason. 'I think this week's additions show we are not satisfied and feel we can push the club further. We have had a good start considering we are a promoted club, but we are craving more. We found the league very demanding on our existing squad so these experienced players will help out the existing strong group.

'All three lads set high standards of themselves and, having all come from a higher tier of football, will bring out the best from our young squad.'

Deeks, who returns to the Wellesley for his third spell following two separate stints at Lowestoft, starred in Yarmouth's 4-0 win against Walsham-le-Willows in midweek, which saw the east coast side rise to seventh in the table.


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The Yarmouth management team know exactly what they are getting in the young midfielder and joint boss Martyn Sinclair feels the new additions will bring a stronger mentality to his side.

'We felt we need a few more leaders, players that can really dictate the play and influence others,' said Sinclair. 'These lads will all do that. It's time now to make things gel again like we have so many times before and to make these additions be positive for our squad.'

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