CRAIG Shipman has hailed Danny Hurford, Jamie Hursit, Michael Mignot and Jacob Wiggins after the quartet seamlessly slotted into Great Wakering Rovers’ squad.

While Hurford and Wiggins are back at Burroughs Park after spells with Rayleigh Town and Brentwood Town respectively, Hursit and Mignot have made the step up from the Essex Senior League.

The new signings played their part as Wakering kept their Isthmian North play-off hopes alive with a 3-0 win at Bury Town on Saturday, much to the delight of first team coach Shipman.

“When new signings come in, they usually have to earn the right to play,” said Shipman.

“But we have a small squad at the moment and three of them started at the weekend.

“Danny has been here before but he played for me at Brentwood last season and is consistent.

“Jamie has come in from Hashtag United and didn’t put a foot wrong.

“He defended really well and that is what he was in the side to do.

“Michael played wide on the right for us and could have scored with his first touch.

“The goalkeeper made a decent save to keep him out, but he was lively.

“Jacob has been at Brentwood and we brought him in because he has not been getting much game time there.

“He came off the bench and was fantastic.

“All four players put a shift in for us and were superb.”

Goals from Connor Martin, Ayo Odukoya and Martin Tuohy sealed the points at Bury.

And Shipman felt it was the perfect away performance.

“We took momentum into the game after beating AFC Sudbury a few days earlier, but Bury is not an easy place to go and we knew we had to respect them,” added Shipman.

“The plan was to let them have the ball and hit them on the counter-attack, which we did perfectly.

“They didn’t have another plan to break us down and, after Connor put us ahead, they went more direct and panicked.

“We couldn’t have asked more of the players.”