Cherries have today completed the signings of Steve Lovell, Michael Symes and Marc Pugh.

The news comes after the Football League last night gave the club the green light to bolster the Dean Court playing resources - as exclusively revealed on the Echo website in the past hour.

Boss Eddie Howe has been unable to make any permanent signings for 17 months due to Cherries’ ongoing transfer embargo.

And although the ban was loosened in March, the club are still subject to a rolling embargo with each signing requiring clearance from the Football League.

A host of players have been linked with the club in recent weeks, including former Dean Court favourite Steve Purches and ex-loan star Rhoys Wiggins.

But Howe has moved to strengthen his attacking options with Lovell and Symes, as well as Hereford winger Pugh.

Howe's brother Lovell has been a long-term target for the Dean Court outfit, with the former Falkirk frontman training with Cherries early last season.

However, despite offering to play for free, any hopes of Lovell signing last season were ended by the league embargo.

Symes made five appearances during a month-long loan spell under former boss Jimmy Quinn at the end of 2008, but failed to score.

However, after moving to Accrington Stanley, Symes found the net 19 times in all competitions for John Coleman's men last term.

Pugh, meanwhile, impressed for the Bulls against Cherries last season, scoring both goals in their 2-1 win over Howe's men in September. He also netted the consolation goal in a 2-1 defeat at Dean Court in April.