GREAT Wakering Rovers boss Steve Butterworth has bolstered his options by welcoming five fresh faces to Burroughs Park.

Jack Stevenson, Alfie Hilton, Reece Conway, Teddy Nesbitt and Vinny Murphy have agreed terms with the Isthmian North side.

And Butterworth is pleased to have brought in reinforcements after seeing Shad Ngandu, Marcus Milner, Eljay Worrell, Jason Ring and Shomari Barnwell depart.

Butterworth, who was installed as Wakering’s permanent player-manager in April, said: “We are more than happy with the players we have brought in.

“We have lost five players since the end of the season and we have been able to already replace all of them in each of the positions.

“Eljay has left us but we have now brought in two left-backs.

“We lost a winger and brought in a winger in Alfie.

“Ringo departed so we have brought in a defender.

“We have got cover in every position and that’s pleasing.”

Stevenson has made the move to Burroughs Park from Waltham Abbey.

The attacking midfielder also shone during a spell on the books of VCD Athletic.

Ex-Bowers & Pitsea winger Hilton has joined from Isthmian North rivals Brentwood Town.

Nesbitt, who endured an injury-hit season last term, boasts plenty of experience.

The left-back counts Canvey Island, East Thurrock United and Billericay Town among his former clubs.

Meanwhile, Conway and Murphy have agreed to make the step up from the Essex Senior League.

The duo shone in a strong defensive unit at Walthamstow last season.

Like Nesbitt, Conway will provide Butterworth with another option at left-back.

Conway also has experience in the Isthmian North, having enjoyed a successful spell with Heybridge Swifts.

However, Butterworth insists he is still hopeful of doing more business before his players return for the start of pre-season.

Butterworth added: “We’re still looking to get a striker in if we can.

“But they have to be at the right price because we can’t throw silly money at players.

“We’ve got good numbers at the moment and we have kept 13 of the players who were here last season.”