New manager Paul Michael has had a storming first week making three crucial signings, including bringing two former players back to Lodge Road.

Bluebell favourite, Dave Sims-Burgess, left Paulton Rovers to make a welcome return to the club, after signing to Yate Town for a second time.

The club are elated with the return of the striker, who previously ended their promotion winning season, as top goal scorer.

Paul Michael has also signed talented defender, Will Tunnicliffe from Cirencester Town.

The club have retained key players, Adam Forster, Sam Boulton, Sam Kamara, Jordan Williams and Jay Malshanskyj, with the manager in talks with the rest of the squad.

Of his new signings, Paul Michael said: "Will is a left back I've always admired as an opposition player, he's still young but he has loads of Southern League experience after being a regular for a few seasons,

"Will is typical of the type of player we want to recruit as he's young and ambitious but proven at the level below, I'm really looking forward to seeing him meet the challenge of the Southern Premier league.

"Dave is another player that I've always admired, I've chased him all summer and I know there's been interest from other clubs at this level so I'm delighted to get Dave on board.

"He's another player who fits the right profile of the players we want at the club.

"He's also a local lad who knows the club well and that's so important too as we put together a new group".