JOINT-MANAGER Jon Willis says former Colchester United striker Jamie Guy is a “massive signing” for Holland FC.

The 30-year-old made his debut in Saturday’s 3-1 Thurlow Nunn League defeat at Framlingham Town and also started Tuesday’s 2-0 success against Little Oakley, in the First Division Knockout Cup.

Willis is excited to have him on board and believes the experienced striker is having a positive impact already.

“Jamie’s helped so much and been fantastic,” he said.

“He’s really bought into what we’re doing and he was excellent against Oakley.

“He terrorised them and teams don’t want to play against him.

“The young players here need someone like that. They’re technically good but they’re not big physically.

“Jamie gives us a target and then we can play off him.

“He’ll get fitter but even in his first few days here, he’s been brilliant.

“It’s a massive signing for the club and while we’re putting a lot of time and effort into bringing young players through, you can’t have 11 16-year-olds.

“I’m not silly and know he can play at a higher level. He’s clever and he knows what he’s doing in and around the box.

“But he believes in what we’re doing and however long we manage to keep him is a bonus.”

Willis says Guy will have a positive impact both on and off the pitch.

“He’s exactly what we need and really good in the dressing room,” he said.

“He gets what I’m saying straight away and he’ll help pass that on during games.”

Holland return to league action on Saturday at AFC Sudbury Reserves.

“The cup win gives us something to build on going into the weekend,” added Willis.

“I think the 3G pitch will suit us at Sudbury.

“I want our boys to get on the ball and enjoy being in possession, so it should be a good game.”