CANVEY Island have completed the coup double signing of National League South pair Sam Higgins and James White ahead of Wednesday’s Isthmian North play-off semi-final.

The East Thurrock United duo will be in the Gulls squad to play Bowers & Pitsea on Wednesday evening, having signed on a dual registration basis at the end of March.

Higgins finished the season as the top scorer in the National League South – two tiers above the Isthmian North – with 25 goals in what was another terrific campaign for the Rocks record goal scorer.

The East Thurrock captain made 49 appearances in total for John Coventry’s men, who finished the season in 15th position.

White made the move to Rookery Hill from Concord Rangers last summer and, despite an injury disrupted season, has featured 45 times.

Bowers & Pitsea vs Canvey Island is on Wednesday evening at the Len Salmon Stadium, kick-off at 7:45pm.

The winner will play either Haringey Borough or Heybridge Swifts in Sunday’s play-off final.