Craig Rook has become the third Bourne Town player to join last season’s UCL Division One champions Oadby.
Having already lost Aaron Bellairs and Dan Smith to Oadby, it is a further blow to Rafa Mazzarella in his first season in charge of the Wakes.
Things won’t get any easier on Saturday when Bourne host Division One leaders Lutterworth, who have won all three of their matches to date.
Mazzarella was pleased to see an improvement last time out when the Wakes drew 2-2 with St Neots Saints.
Although conceding an equaliser in added time, Mazzarella felt his side worked much better as a team than in their 7-3 opening day defeat by Irchester.
He said: “We were very nervous in our first game but we are getting there, we just need to become a bit smarter.
“It’s a blow to lose Craig as three of our core players from last season have now gone to Oadby.”