TAUNTON Town have secured a second new signing in two days, with forward Dan Sullivan joining from Tavistock AFC.

Sullivan, who has previously played for Bodmin Town, Torquay United and Truro City, helped the Lambs knock the Peacocks out of the FA Cup this season.

Town manager Leigh Robinson said: "He's someone we've been looking at getting in for a couple of weeks - he was outstanding against us in the FA Cup.

"He's very fit, he gets around the pitch well, and never gives the ball away.

"We have Matt Wright as a targetman, Omar Simpson with his pace, and [Sullivan] is somewhere in between the two; he can play centre midfield, number 10 or up front."

He joins centre-back Mark Preece in arriving at the Viridor Stadium, as Robinson strengthens his squad following the departures of strikers Lewis Powell and Olly Mehew, as well as a raft of defensive injuries.

On Preece, Robinson said: "He gives us experience and leadership, and he played for Hereford last season, who had expectation on them like on us this year."

He confirmed that Preece is in line to start tomorrow, although Sullivan will not be available until October 10, as he is on holiday.

Loan signing Mehew has gone back to parent club Forest Green Rovers, with Robinson explaining: “We decided to send him back; he tried his hardest but had not really settled.

“We have other options up front, and at his age [19] he needs guaranteed football, which we can’t guarantee, just as we couldn’t guarantee it to Lewis Powell.”

Tomorrow sees Taunton travel to Bishops Cleeve (ko 3pm), before they host Yate Town on Tuesday night (ko 7.45pm).

Bishops Cleeve and Yate Town currently occupy the bottom two spots in the league, but Robinson is taking nothing for granted.

He said: “Bishops Cleeve is never easy, it’s a heavy pitch; in recent years we’ve managed to win there, but it’s been close.

“There will be no complacency from us; two wins would leave us in great shape, but there are no gimmes in this league.”