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Reeve lifted for Brewers bow by faces new and old

NEW SIGNING: Ben Lewis (left) in action for AFC Sudbury
NEW SIGNING: Ben Lewis (left) in action for AFC Sudbury

Mark Reeve goes into his first Diss Town home game confident a trio of new signings are the right men to dig them out of trouble.

But with Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division leaders Norwich United providing the last opposition at Brewers Green Lane before Christmas tomorrow (3pm), he is not expecting an instant turnaround.

After a 4-0 defeat away at Kirkley and Pakefield on Saturday sent them back to the bottom of the table, Reeve felt he had to move to get some tougher characters in the building after a limp second-half display.

Boxer and former AFC Sudbury and Wroxham full-back Ben Lewis, who has been playing a league higher with the Yachtsmen, former Diss grafting midfielder Jason Cole (Mattishall) and left-back Darren Cox (unattached) have all been brought in.

The latter, who had a break from football after playing in the Anglian Combination League with Blofield, made his debut at Kirkley last week after Reeve convinced him to get his boots back on again, while the other two are set to go straight into the starting XI this weekend.

But he is not fearing an even bigger scoreline against them than Saturday, against a side he admits look to be a class above Kirkley.

β€œI am not necessarily writing it off or fearing it,” he said. β€œIt is a tough first home game for myself but it is a good chance to see how our players fare against a good side.”

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