TAUNTON Town have signed Nuno Felix from Paulton Rovers, the full-back returning to the club ahead of tomorow's match at Winchester City.

The Portuguese player was previously brought to Wordsworth Drive in the summer of 2015, his arrival coming alongside those of Charlie Hitchings, Josh Klein-Davies, Michael Meaker, Josh Searle and Craig Veal.

Having begun his career at the Benfica Academy, he has also played for Banbury United, Bridgwater Town, Chippenham Town, Clevedon Town and Yate Town.

The Peacocks are eager to play their first match in the space of two weeks tomorrow, with the weather causing their last three games to be postponed.

Their games away to Barnstaple Town and at home to Slimbridge bit the dust amid ‘the Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma last week.

And they were unable to host Wimborne Town this past Tuesday, as a knock-on effect of Wimborne Town’s Dorset FA cup tie being postponed the week before – county cups having precedent over league fixtures.

Manager Leigh Robinson said: “It’s been highly annoying, what with the travel to Barnstaple [on February 27, when the game was called off at the last minute] and then no game last Tuesday with Wimborne in cup action.

“It’s horrendously timed, as we’re keen to get the games in and it’s difficult for us to train at this time of year.”

What makes the lack of action even more irritating for the Peacocks is that they have a crunch match with second-placed Salisbury coming up, and match sharpness could be an issue.

Town are 11 points up on the Whites at the head of the Evo-Stik Southern League table, and although the top two will be promoted come the end of the season, nothing but a title win will do given the lead Robinson’s men have built up.

The rivals for the league crown meet at Salisbury’s Ray Mac on Saturday, March 17.

“We want to be as well prepared as we can, because that’s one of our biggest games of the season,” said Robinson.

“Things have changed quite a bit over the last few weeks, with Salisbury getting more points, and it will be a tough game for us.”

Weather (and a 9.15am pitch inspection) permitting, the Peacocks are looking to extend their unbeaten run to 23 games at Winchester City's Simplyhealth City Ground tomorrow (ko 3pm).

They were 4-1 winners in the reverse fixture in October, thanks to goals from Ben Adelsbury, Ollie Chamberlain, Ross Staley and Matt Wright.

But Winchester are ninth and very much in contention for a playoff place, thanks to decent home form that has seen them win nine out of 16 league games on their own turf this season.

Robinson added: “They’re another team in the playoff mix, and will be highly motivated to win.

“It will be a competitive end to the season for us.”

The one positive that the Peacocks can take from their enforced break in match action is that two of their most important players – centre-back Keith Emmerson and wing-back Pierce Mitchell – are both back to fitness after injury.

Mitchell, and new signing Nuno Felix, go into the squad, although Emmerson is playing for an Army side and Joel Randall has himself picked up an injury with parent club Exeter City.