HOLLAND FC manager Paul Phelan believes his trio of new signings could provide the final pieces of his promotion jigsaw.

Goalkeeper Brad Cook, midfielder Rigers Kabashi and striker Tom Holdstock have all been recruited and made their debuts in last weekend's 2-1 victory against Frenford.

It was a result that left the coastal club fifth in Thurlow Nunn League first division south, ahead of Friday's big match at fourth-placed Halstead Town.

And with the top four going up this season, Phelan hopes he has bolstered his squad at just the right time.

"All three are top-quality and I'm over the moon to have them on board," he said.

"Our squad was already strong. Now it's even stronger.

"Hopefully these boys will be the final pieces of the jigsaw, to help us get over the line in terms of securing a top-four promotion place.

"Brad looks a top-class keeper.

"He's got great hands, kicks the ball well and I believe he'll go a long way in the game - hopefully with us.

"He's a great talker and very agile, as he proved with one of the saves he made against Frenford.

"Rigers played in the number ten role and looks so good on the ball.

"He's got a great attitude, works hard and always looks like he's going to make something happen.

"As for Tom, he's a great finisher - a proven striker - and it was great for him to score on his debut.

"I know it's only one game but whenever he gets a chance, he looks like he's going to hit the target.

"I'm delighted to get these boys on board."

Holdstock pounced on a mistake to give Holland a first-half lead, at the Palmer and Partners Community Stadium on Friday.

Frenford then equalised from a late own goal but the hosts grabbed their dramatic winner in stoppage time, through Mason Lumley.

It was a particularly sweet moment for him, having recently recovered from long-term injury.

"We're ticking along nicely but there's still room for improvement," added Phelan, who confirmed the recent departure of midfielder Sonny Bastone.

"We should be converting more chances and we're still conceding too many preventable goals.

"We could be managing games better.

"Overall, though, the boys are doing well and we're hard to beat.

"Attitudes have improved, training has been very good and, importantly, I trust every single player in the squad."

After Friday's match at Halstead, Holland have another away game on Monday night, at Barkingside.