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Paul Musgrove has bolstered his attacking options at Stowmarket Town with the signing of Luke Brown.

The forward, who has played in the USA as well for Soham Town Rangers and Ely City, has arrived at Greens Meadow from higher-league Hitchin Town, for whom he scored three goals this season.

“We spoke during the summer but it didn’t happen and we ended up signing Anthony Spyrou,” said Musgrove.

Luke Brown scoring for Soham Town Rangers. Picture: Mark Westley
Luke Brown scoring for Soham Town Rangers. Picture: Mark Westley

“But it’s been no secret that we’ve been looking for a forward. Josh (Mayhew) has been struggling with injuries. We’ve given him a longer lay-off to make sure he’s right when he comes back.

“Buggy (George Bugg) has had injury issues and Covid as well, and obviously we lost Spyrou.

“Me and Luke spoke again recently and thankfully we’ve got it done.

Paul Musgrove has added to his Stowmarket squad. Picture: Mark Westley
Paul Musgrove has added to his Stowmarket squad. Picture: Mark Westley

“We’ve been creating chances but have been struggling to put them away, so hopefully Luke is going to help change that. His record speaks for itself and he’s everything I was looking for in a striker.”

Musgrove – along with his assistant Richard Wilkins – will be back in the Stowmarket dugout on Saturday for the home clash with Felixstowe & Walton United (3pm) after missing the last couple of matches due to Covid-19 protocols.

And he believes that he is returning at a crucial point in the Pitching In Isthmian League North Division campaign.

“We’ve reached an important stage of the season. It’s November now and we know what the league is about,” added Musgrove, who handed over the managerial duties to attacking midfielder Craig Parker during his absence.

“If you can string three or four wins together, all of a sudden you’re in and around the play-offs.

“On the flip side, three or four defeats and you drop down towards the bottom.

“Now we need the players to show us where they want to be. We need that desire, to show what they’re all about so we can kick on.”

The Seasiders travel down the A14 following an impressive win at Hastings United in the Buildbase FA Trophy last weekend.

Musgrove said: “They’ve done well this season and had a great result in the Trophy.

“There are no easy games at this level, and Felixstowe will be one of the toughest.”

The Old Gold & Blacks will also be in action on Tuesday evening at Basildon United (7.45pm).

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