ROB Small has bolstered his Bowers & Pitsea squad by making a triple signing.

Kenzer Lee, Marlon Agyakwa and Dan Trendall have agreed to join as Bowers prepare for their first season in the Isthmian Premier League.

And Small was pleased to secure the services of central defender Lee, who has been pivotal to Hornchurch’s success in recent seasons.

The Bowers boss said: “Richard Halle is injured and will miss the start of the season, so that’s a leader unavailable.

“Matt Lock also left at the end of the season for pastures new, so that meant we have another leader missing.

“When I spoke to Kenzer for the first time, what struck me was his attitude towards the game and I have always admired him as an opponent.

“I watched him a lot of times when Hornchurch won the Isthmian North and I always thought he was the glue that held them together.

“I didn’t think it would be possible to get him, but I made a speculative call and he had opportunities to play at clubs higher up the pyramid along with more lucrative offers.

“But, thankfully for us, he saw what we are doing and he felt this was something he wanted to be a part of.”

Agyakwa has completed his move to the Len Salmon Stadium after being released by Canvey Island at the end of last term.

And Small feels the winger has a point to prove after being deemed surplus to requirements by Gulls chief Mark Bentley.

“We knew we were short of options on the wing and bringing Marlon in was opportunistic because I saw that he had been released by Canvey,” added Small.

“He is someone who has always been an exciting player when against us and he gets supporters off their seats.

“Marlon has something to prove now because he had a hit and miss season at Canvey, but I liked the fact that he hasn’t hidden behind that.

“He wants to prove people wrong and I admire the fact that he openly said to me that he had been released and wanted to improve on a hot and cold campaign.”

Trendall will also provide an attacking option for Small after putting pen to paper.

And Small is eager to see the former Saffron Walden Town and St Neots Town star in action for Bowers.

“Dan is someone we have been watching for 18 months,” admitted Small.

“We initially made an approach last season and wanted to have a conversation about him joining us, but we were on a great run at that time so we had to be quite honest and say it would be difficult to break into the team.

“He has a lot of pace and can play out wide or up front.

“Dan has already played at step three because he had a brief spell with St Neots and did well.”