BILLERICAY Town boss Harry Wheeler is overjoyed after making an eye-catching triple signing ahead of the new National League South campaign.

Doug Loft, Craig Robson and Gavin Gunning have completed their moves to the Steel Team Stadium.

And Wheeler is looking forward to working with the experienced trio.

“I am really pleased to have signed Doug, Craig and Gavin,” said Wheeler.

“Doug has been with us for a few weeks, whereas the other two signings came around quickly.

“I knew we needed more depth in that area of the pitch and Glenn came up to me with Gavin and Craig.

“All three players will strengthen our options and it’s fantastic to have them on board.

“We will switch between two shapes next season and all three will be able to fit into those systems.”

Loft has already featured in Billericay colours, having started the pre-season friendlies against an All-Star XI and Southend United.

But Wheeler insists the former Port Vale captain, who came through the ranks at Brighton & Hove Albion, was not on trial.

The Billericay chief added: “Doug wasn’t on trial, he just had a few contractual stuff with other clubs to sort out.

“With a player of Doug’s calibre, he was never on trial.

“He came into train and he has also played in our two pre-season games so far.”

While Loft has made the switch following the expiration of his contract with League One side Shrewsbury Town, Robson has joined from Barnet.

Robson, who can play in the heart of the back four or in central midfield, played a key role as the Bees reached the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Gunning, 28, has sealed a transfer after a successful campaign with Forest Green Rovers.

And Wheeler believes signing the trio was a no-brainer.

“Gavin has lots of experience in the Football League and was captain as Forest Green Rovers reached the League Two play-offs last season,” confirmed Wheeler.

“Craig is a National League player at the very least. He made more than 40 appearances for Barnet last term and also has experience with Dagenham.

“Doug has been at various Football League clubs throughout his career and was also on loan at Dagenham last season, where he did particularly well.”