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Diss Town further bolster their squad for new season with three more new signings

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Following the confirmation of three new signings last week, Diss Town have announced another trio of arrivals.

Defender Harry Atkins, midfielder Jack Simpson – last with Mulbarton Wanderers – and former Thetford Town attacker Harry Hutt have all agreed moves to Brewers Green Lane as manager Michael King's squad continues to take shape ahead of the new season getting under way on July 31.

Atkins has arrived from fellow Thurlow Nunn League First Division North side Great Yarmouth Town, having also previously turned out for Fakenham Town.

Harry Hutt is among the latest new additions at Diss Town. Picture: Mecha Morton
Harry Hutt is among the latest new additions at Diss Town. Picture: Mecha Morton

King said of the full-back: "Harry has got everything we are looking for in a full-back. He's defensively reliable, very quick and has shown that he can join in attacks effectively.

"He also has that experience of having played at the level for a few seasons now."

Simpson, meanwhile, was part of the Mulbarton squad that topped the First Division North table when all football was halted in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Jack is going to give us that bit of steel in the middle of the pitch that we've needed," added King.

"He's got good experience, can pick out a pass and will provide a good blend with our current midfield players."

Hutt most recently turned out for Anglian Combination Premier Division side Mundford, but does have Step 5 experience from his time playing for Thetford.

The attack-minded midfielder was part of the Brecklanders' squad that reached the final of the Norfolk Senior Cup in 2019, coming up just short in a 2-1 defeat after extra-time to higher-league Dereham Town.

"Harry will bring that bit of guile and creativity to midfield we've perhaps been lacking," said King.

"We've seen in training and the friendlies we've played that he is really going to add something in the final third.

"He has that little bit of composure to slow things down when it's all going 100 miles per hour. He'll be a calm head in our attack."

The Tangerines continue their preparations for the new season tomorrow with a friendly at home against higher-league Gorleston (7.45pm).

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