Simkin bags a hat-trick of signings

NEW BOY: Richard Logan

NEW BOY: Richard Logan

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PHIL Simkin has boosted his squad with a hat-trick of signings ahead of this Saturday’s FA Trophy clash with Luton Town.

Former Weymouth and Exeter City forward Richard Logan has agreed non-contract terms while Portsmouth duo Dan Thompson and George Colson have both arrived on one-month loan deals.

Simkin told Echosport: “We are delighted to sign someone of Richard’s calibre and experience, and it’s a big bonus that he has already played many times alongside Ben Watson and also knows Ashley Nicholls very well.

“We have brought him in initially on a short-term deal and we will just see where it leads.

“He seems like a nice bloke and he slotted into training last night very well so we are all very happy.”

The Magpies’ boss went on to add: “We have also signed two lads on loan from Portsmouth.

“Dan Thompson is a centre forward and someone I have been looking at for a while. He is a big lad and he has a real physical presence while George Colson is a good runner from midfield.

“We are very grateful to Portsmouth for all their help, and all three signings will go straight into the squad for this Saturday’s home game with Luton.”

The Magpies are also set to lock horns with the Hatters at Kenilworth Road in the second round of the FA Cup on December 1.

Ashley Nicholls is suspended for this weekend’s Trophy tie and Simkin also faces a selection headache at the back following Arran Pugh’s impressive performance at Maidenhead United.

Town will scoop £5,000 if they win on Saturday and £27,000 if they win through to the third round of the FA Cup.

*Tonight's clash between Dorchester Town Reserves and Poole Town Reserves at the Avenue has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

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11:00am Wed 21 Nov 12

bedpans says...

Bad signings-sack the manager
Bad signings-sack the manager bedpans
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10:00pm Wed 21 Nov 12

DERRICK BENSON says...

bedpans wrote:
Bad signings-sack the manager
Lol to mr **** trolling Dorchester again. Good luck Pompey lads (and of course mr Logan). I hope your stay is successful
[quote][p][bold]bedpans[/bold] wrote: Bad signings-sack the manager[/p][/quote]Lol to mr **** trolling Dorchester again. Good luck Pompey lads (and of course mr Logan). I hope your stay is successful DERRICK BENSON
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10:08pm Wed 21 Nov 12

212 dorset says...

Hate to think what the wage bill is now? £5000 + a week??
Hate to think what the wage bill is now? £5000 + a week?? 212 dorset
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6:38pm Mon 26 Nov 12

imthere says...

that means no more coaches to away games ,, can't afford it !! and they say they are well off after the cup run , i beg to differ.
that means no more coaches to away games ,, can't afford it !! and they say they are well off after the cup run , i beg to differ. imthere
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