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Marine Bring in Trio of New Signings

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Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division club Marine have announced the signing of three players ahead of….

….the deadline day on Thursday.

Manager Phil Brazier has been busy signing the players in a bid to change the fortunes of the team which has seen an alarming drop in form and results since the end of the year – Marine currently lie in twentieth position just a point from the relegation zone.

Neil Harvey, former strike partner with Aaron Rey who returned to Marine last week, rejoins the Mariners following the cancellation of his contract with league rivals Hednesford Town.

Harvey, 30, joined Marine in 2010 from Retford United where his scoring record was an impressive 76 goals in 134 matches.

His stay at Marine then saw a return of 31 goals in 80 games and he left to join Hednesford in May 2012 with Aaron Rey.

Harvey, a Bajan international, has made six appearances for his country scoring two goals since his debut in 2007 including the world cup qualifier against Dominica in February 2008.

Also joining Marine on a month`s loan is defender William Bell, a contract player at Sky Bet League Two side Morecambe and Phillip Clarke, a full-back from NPL First Division North neighbours Cammell Laird.

The three new signings will all be available for the home game today against Rushall Olympic.

Marine chairman Paul Leary said: “At this critical part of the season Neil is a huge signing for Marine. He is a proven striker at this level and as a Marine fan I am really pleased that he has wanted to rejoin us and help us to move up the table. He was a real favourite with our fans and I am sure that they will be delighted with his return and I welcome him back to the Arriva Stadium.

“I also welcome defenders William Bell from Morecambe and Phillip Clarke from Cammell Laird to Marine and I am sure that they will help play a key part in the remaining part of the season.”

Marine manager Phil Brazier added: “The three signings this week have been a major boost to the squad. The quality we have brought in will aid our current situation and hopefully address the poor run of results we have had recently. The hard work of everyone at the club has assisted in the signings of Neil Harvey, Phillip Clarke and William Bell on loan and I am positive they will work hard and have the quality to make a difference in the coming weeks. It has been a long week but very productive, now we have to let our feet do the talking!”

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