Joint-boss Graham Drury believes Holbeach United have the strength in depth to cope with the “big blow” of losing Ross Watson.
Having agreed to join the Tigers this summer, Watson opted instead on a return to King’s Lynn Town.
Drury said: “It’s a big blow because he would have given us good shape in the way we wanted to play.
“But he has taken the opportunity to play at a higher level. If it doesn’t work out then the door is always open.
“It’s disappointing to lose him but we’ve got the likes of Johnny Allen and Liam Parker who can cover that position. We’ve got enough in the squad to cope.”
Holbeach have added midfielder Lee Beeson who makes the move from Spalding United.
Drury added: “He’s a good quality signing who knows all about this level and we’re looking forward to working with him.”
Spalding manager Pat Rayment said: “Holbeach have got a very good player who did superbly for us.
“Lee knows there is more to come but from a personal point of view I want to thank him for his efforts with us over nearly three seasons. We wish him all the best.”