TIGERS IN TRANSFER SWOOP

Danny Spencer (left) in action for Barwell up against King's Lynn Town defender Jason Lee.
Danny Spencer (left) in action for Barwell up against King's Lynn Town defender Jason Lee.
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Holbeach have made a triple raid on UCL Division One champions Oadby Town to bring three highly-rated youngsters to the club.

Joint-manager Graham Drury was a busy man on Tuesday night as he signed prolific strikers Courtney Meade and Lee Dube plus goalkeeper Pickering from Oadby plus experienced former King’s Lynn player Danny Spencer.

Drury also persuaded a 25-year-old goal-scoring midfielder to sign and hopes to announce him today.

Drury, who forms a management dream team with title-winning boss John Chand, said: “It’s coming together very nicely and it was great to sign five players in one night.

“Danny is a fantastic signing for us. He’s very experienced and can play up-front or as a central defender and the young strikers we have brought in from Oadby really excite me.

“Courtney scored 31 goals in the league and 40 in all competitions last season and is very, very quick.

“I am really looking forward to working with him and the same goes for Lee.

“He scored 21 league goals and 31 in all competitions and is a very big, physical player.

“He’s a bit of a machine and if those two lads do the business I will be pushing to help them up the ladder.

“I’m not a selfish manager and I want to help talented players progress.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if they went up not one but two levels, that’s how good they can be.

“Luke was at Leicester as a youngster and is massive. I was 99 per cent certain we had persauded Paul Bastock to come here, and he would have been massive for us, but I have high hopes for Luke.”

Tigers missed out on Rushden’s Russ Dunkley and Kettering’s Andy Hall.