Mildenhall Town boss Dean Greygoose signs quartet, while two depart
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Mildenhall Town boss Dean Greygoose has strengthened his squad by delving into the transfer market.
Greygoose has added four new faces to his Suffolk side, who sit in ninth position in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division following their 2-2 draw with Diss Town on Saturday.
Strikers Matt Waters (Histon) and Chris Gray (Stowmarket Town) have made the switch to Recreation Way, as has returning former Hall player Jimmy Attwood, and goalkeeper Adam Whybrow, a player familiar to Greygoose at his old club, Haverhill Rovers.
“All four are experienced players who will add competition for places,” said the boss.
“All in all, I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen since I arrived at the club (Greygoose was appointed interim Hall manager at the end of November), but we’re still trying different things and different systems.
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“In many ways, this is like a pre-season for us.”
Greygoose is particularly excited by the capture of versatile frontman Waters, who joins from Histon.
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“He’ll be a very good addition for us,” added Greygoose. “He’s a player I like, and I think all four will have an impact.
“We’re still looking at other options, but they’ve got to be the right players.
“I’m happy with the squad we’re building, but we might still need one or two more.
“I think we’re too nice at times. All the lads we have are good footballers and nice lads, but to win things you need one or two who have a bit of nastiness in their backbones.
“I think we’re as good as anyone(in the division) when we’re playing football on the floor, but having that little bit of nastiness can win you some games you might end up losing.”
Two players who have exited the Mildenhall door over the hectic Christmas and New Year period are Steve Holder and James Paterson.
Both have moved up the non-league pyramid with striker Holder moving to Needham Market (Ryman North Division) and winger Paterson to Bury Town (Ryman Premier Division).
“Both should do well, providing they can get used to the travelling and the commitment side of things,” Greygoose added.
“Holds (Holder) has had a couple of goes at that level (including Bury Town earlier this season), and Needham offered him a deal he couldn’t refuse.
“It’s a shame because he was enjoying how we were starting to try and play (under Greygoose’s command), and was scoring goals!
“The same goes with James. I was really pleased with the way he was adapting to play – he pops up in different positions and is a good player.
“I can’t blame them for wanting to play higher though and we wish them well, and if it doesn’t work out for them, I’d like to think they’d come straight back.”
Greygoose was disappointed with Saturday’s result (2-2) against second-bottom Diss, especially after leading 2-0.
“I was very pleased with how we played for 60-65 minutes,” added the boss.
“They then got themselves back
into it, and we struggled to cope as they went for it.
“I expected us to have enough experience to tighten up and see out the game comfortably, but we didn’t and that disappointed me.”