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Wisbech Town boss Brett Whaley has welcomed the addition of three new signings to his ranks.

The Fenmen have had an eventful week, with a number of player departures coinciding with their latest signings.

Front-man Sam Bennett has joined from Pitching In Northern Premier League Midlands Division rivals Soham Town Rangers.

Brett Whaley hopes his new signings can make an immediate impact
Brett Whaley hopes his new signings can make an immediate impact

Winger Theo Lukyamuzi has linked up with Whaley's side on loan from Championship side Peterborough United, while Dylan Taylor has been brought in as a second goalkeeper after Charlie Congreve left for March Town last month.

The Wisbech boss is pleased to have all three on board and hopes they can make an immediate impact.

"Sam Bennett is someone we've looked at for a while," he said.

"He's got pace and he looks to run in behind as a forward. We feel he compliments what we've got, and a bit of pace is something we've been needing to add all season.

"We're really pleased to have him on board. He gives us a different dimension and I think it makes us a little bit harder to play against.

"We brought Theo in last week from Posh. He's just looking to get some experience.

"He has very good feet, he's tricky and again he's got a bit more pace. So it gives us good options in terms of the front three being able to play in different ways.

"He trained last week and has been involved since again.

"Since we lost Charlie Congreve we haven't had a back-up goalkeeper, and Dylan's been training with us for a final so we thought it was right to have a bit of cover within that area."

However, Whaley's squad has been left somewhat emptier after the departure of Wilson Chingoka, who has left after receiving an offer from Southern League Premier Division Central side Nuneaton Borough.

"Ultimately he's got a move to a level higher, so we're gutted to lose him but at the same if boys are progressing up the non-league ladder you have to accept it," Whaley said.

"If you lose someone it sometimes takes some time to get everybody back up to speed, but we wish him all the best."

Whaley added that he hopes Daniel Palacios, who returned from injury last night, can help to fill the void left by Chingoka in central midfield.

The Fenmen are set to travel to Ilkeston Town this weekend, who currently sit top of the table, having had their most recent fixture called off due to a snow-covered pitch.

"It's going to be a very tough test. They're a very good side," Whaley said. "If we perform like we did against Spalding, we'll give ourselves a chance."



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