TAUNTON Town Football Club had a very active National League transfer deadline day as they brought in three new signings.

The squad was lacking in depth and the three new additions will help to provide cover and competition for places as the business end of the season kicks off.

Goalkeeper Jake Viney has joined from Wellington AFC on dual registration and midfielder Jay Murray joins from fellow Western League side Bridgwater United.

Finally, young midfielder Ben Acey has joined on loan from Championship side Bristol City.

Speaking about the deadline day additions, Taunton Town head of football Rob Dray said: "Ben comes with real promise and thanks to Matty Hewlett for sorting this so quickly.

"Even though Jay is young, he comes with good experience while Jake gives us great cover and experience, and all players will be invaluable in the run-in.”

Viney is an experienced shotstopper who began his adult football career with Wellington before signing for Bridgwater United in 2015 where he became first choice between the sticks for the next eight years.

He made over 300 appearances for the Robins and after leaving Bridgwater last November, he had a spell at Southern League Dorchester Town before returning to Wellington in January.

Murray can operate in the midfield, on the wing or further up the pitch and he has signed from Bridgwater United on dual registration forms.

He signed for Bridgwater in September 2023 after having spent two seasons at Weston-super-Mare where he was a member of the squad that won promotion to the National League South.

He was previously at Western League Clevedon Town for two years, having gained earlier experience at several other clubs including Odd Down and Hengrove Athletic.

Ben has joined on loan from Bristol City for the remainder of the season after impressing with City’s Under 21 squad.

He recently signed a pro contract for the Robins after a successful spell with his native Guernsey in the Isthmian League.

As well as those three signings to the first team, the club has also welcomed Wess Jenkins who has signed forms for the club from Bridgwater and Taunton College.

These additions to the squad come at a crucial time in the Peacocks season as they are currently battling relegation.

Viney in particular could play an important role after the injury to Dan Lavercombe has meant that veteran Lloyd Irish has been playing between the sticks.