RANGERS: Triple transfer coup buoys Korkmaz

New faces: George Cox (above) and James Doughty (below) have joined Deeping.
New faces: George Cox (above) and James Doughty (below) have joined Deeping.
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TUNCAY Korkmaz has swooped to tie-up a triple transfer coup for Deeping Rangers.

The Turkish tactician has landed keeper James Doughty from rivals Boston Town, defender Adam Fenton from Sleaford Town and ex-Spalding United midfielder George Cox.

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Snapping up Doughty, a former Holbeach United player of the year, softens the blow of losing Nick Conroy – who has returned to Peterborough Northern Star less than a month after making the move to Outgang Road.

Korkmaz has also sealed a deal for a highly-rated striker, but red tape is preventing us from announcing his arrival.

The Deeping boss said: “I’m very happy with all three transfers.

“It’s been hard to compete with all the money being bandied around, but we’ve managed to do a bit of business.

“We struggled a bit defensively last season, so hopefully this will go some way to improving things.

“I’m still in the market for a left back and anybody that would improve the team, but the squad is starting to take shape now and I’m happy with it.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to announce the other new signing we’ve made at the end of the week.

“Everything is done, he just has an issue to resolve with his former club.”

Two players that look unlikely to be joining Deeping are Nick Jackson and Liam Hook.

Korkmaz was keen to bring both of them to Outgang Road, but reckons both will end up elsewhere.

The Rangers supremo is familiar with both players from his time with Stamford.

Jackson has reportedly agreed to sign with Stamford, with Hook interesting a host of clubs.

Korkmaz added: “I know Nick and Liam well, but I think they’ve decided to go elsewhere.

“Perhaps they’d consider coming here because of our past relationship, but I’m not too hopeful.”