Salisbury manager Steve Claridge has completed a transfer coup with the signing of attacker Marvin Brooks from Poole Town.

Marvin, 27, has been a regular in the Vanarama National League South side having been at the club for six seasons, during which time he has regularly topped 20 goals a season.

He has proved himself a versatile player, having mostly played in midfield and even as a defender, but Steve sees him as a striker, particularly as Marvin was top scorer for Poole the season before last with 17 goals in National League South.

“I’ve watched him, Callum Hart has watched him and we both agree that he is quality. Different class,” said Steve.

“He’s a natural attacker in my view. He’s 6ft tall, quick, strong and good in the air. I think he’ll be a big player for us.”

Marvin is the fourth new player to sign after defender Jake Wannell, attacking midfielder Chris Shephard and 25-year-old central midfielder Stuart Green, whose signing was announced earlier this week.

“We’ve been watching Stuart for a while,” said Steve. “We liked the look of him in our games against Winchester last season.

“He’s a real nice lad who had plenty of offers but wanted to come to us because he likes what we’re looking to achieve.

“Stuart’s got good energy, gets around the pitch, has a good eye for goal and will also offer us leadership qualities, having been Winchester’s captain last season.

“He’s also got a good pedigree, coming from Bognor Regis Town, where he was their player of the season the year before last.”


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