BOSS Matty Holmes described as a “huge addition” the signing of defender Sam Poole for the upcoming Southern League South campaign.

The centre-half arrived at KoolPak Stadium following back-to-back promotions with Blackfield & Langley.

Wimborne had been in the market for a defender since the start of the summer, after Matt Oldring had departed due to university commitments.

And Holmes believes former Weymouth star Poole will make a big impact in his first season with the Cuthbury club.

He told the Daily Echo: “I am really pleased we have got hold of him.

“I am sure there were other clubs monitoring him as well.

“He has had back-to-back promotions with Blackfield and did a great job there. Matty (Oldring) was a leader of the team with a big voice and Sam is going to provide that as well. It’s a huge addition for us and we are excited at getting him started very soon.” The Wimborne manager insisted he was still in the market for new recruits however, with defenders Paddy Hester and Scott Arnold still nursing injury concerns.

“Paddy had a reaction to the meniscus operation he had a while ago, so we don’t think he is going to be ready for a month or two,” said Holmes.

“Scott Arnold is okay but the strength in his knee isn’t really where we want it at the moment after talking to the physio.

“Both won’t be ready for quite a few weeks now.

“We are still in the market for two or three players.

“The goalkeeper situation is also nearly finalised but we are working on that one as well.”