JOHN Sussex believes Adam Vyse and Conor Mead will be major assets to his Basildon United squad.

The duo have agreed to join the Bees ahead of the forthcoming Isthmian North campaign.

And Sussex is looking forward to working with Vyse again having managed the frontman while he was in charge of the Tilbury reserves.

The Basildon boss said: “We have brought Adam Vyse and Conor Mead into the club and I’m really pleased that they have agreed to join us.

“I worked with Vysey when I was the manager of the Tilbury reserves and he scored in my first game in charge against Cheshunt.

“He can score plenty of goals and bring others into the game.

“Vysey has lots of experience and he will fit in really well.

“I’m really excited to work with him again and the young players will learn a lot from him.

“It’s great to have been able to bring a player of his quality to the club on our budget.”

Mead will return to the newly-named Cousins Car Wash Stadium for a second spell.

The right-back started last term with the Bees before departing for a stint with promotion-chasing Aveley.

And Sussex, who was appointed as Basildon’s boss in March, is pleased that Mead is back at the club.

“I have known Conor for years and it was me who brought him to Basildon last summer,” added Sussex, who was a member of ex-manager Marc Harrison’s backroom staff 12 months ago.

“We needed to bring a full-back in and he was a big crowd favourite when he was here before.

“He has taken slightly less money than he was on at Aveley and that shows that he wanted to come here.

“Conor will make us a stronger defensive unit.”

It is Sussex’s first summer in charge of an Isthmian North club.

And, while he concedes his phone has been constantly ringing as he tries to assemble his squad, Sussex is finding the experience enjoyable.

Sussex admitted: “It has been full-on but in a good way because I have been able to put together a squad that was my choice.

“It’s coming together and I’m quietly confident with the squad that we now have.

“The summer has been a bit frustrating because there have been some players that I haven’t been able to bring in due to our budget.

“But I knew our budget when I took the job and the chairman has been really supportive.”