TAUNTON Town have added to their midfield options by signing a player who has proved a thorn in their side this season.

The Peacocks have moved to bring in 19-year-old attacking midfielder Luke Spokes from fellow Southern League Premier South side Yate Town.

Spokes - who joined Yate from Mangotsfield United last summer - scored twice in a 4-0 away win over Taunton in August, and his free-kick drew a fingertip save from Lloyd Irish in Yate’s 4-1 victory in the reverse fixture earlier this month.

Taunton head of football Rob Dray told the County Gazette: “Physically he’s a great size, he’s quick and he’s good on set-pieces.

“We’ve seen how dangerous he is against us this season.”

Spokes could make his debut against Chesham United on Saturday, as the fifth-placed Peacocks visit the league leaders (3pm).

They will need to expect a reaction from their hosts, as Chesham were beat 4-1 at Yate on Tuesday night.

Looking further ahead, Taunton’s much-postponed Somerset Premier Cup tie at home to Bath City will now be played on Wednesday, February 5.

It had been due to be played next Wednesday (January 29), but has been pushed back after Bath's FA Trophy replay was postponed last night.

As a result, the Peacocks’ league game at Hartley Wintney has been put back to a later date.