HARWICH and Parkeston boss Kieron Shelley believes he is building a squad that can take his club to the next level.

The Shrimpers boss already has half an eye on next term, although the priority this season remains re-establishing at step six level.

Harwich have won their last three division one south matches and bolstered their squad with three more signings, bringing in attacking midfielder or wide man Elliot Johnson from Brantham Athletic and Colne Football Academy prospect Jenson Mulqueen.

Former Holland FC assistant boss Steve Davis has also come on board as player-coach.

“We’re starting to put together a very good side,” said Shelley.

“We’re over the moon to have signed Elliot.

“He’s really athletic and strong and a good character.

“He wants to be successful here and after one training session and match, he’s already buying into it what we’re trying to do.

“I’m really pleased to have signed Jenson, too, and he’s someone I know well from having him at Clacton.

“He’s college-taught and that means he knows where he needs to be on the pitch.

“He’s got a phenomenal engine and an electric turn of pace.

“He gets up and down the pitch and I’m very hopeful he’ll prove a big hit here.

“These are great additions. They’re the right age and right type of character.

“They want to get to the next level and anyone who’s that keen, takes things seriously and wants to better themselves will always get my time.

“We believe these players have the right calibre to help us get to the next level and if they stick around for five or six years, hopefully they can be part of the adventure.”

Harwich made it three straight wins after a 3-2 victory at Burnham Ramblers on Saturday.

Johnson netted on his debut and he was joined on the scoresheet by two-goal hero Tyler Rose.

“I was so proud of the boys,” added Shelley.

“We had a couple missing and it was a tough game.

“Burnham have turned a bit of a corner themselves and they’re a better side than their league position suggests.

“They try and play football, but the difference was that we wanted it that little bit more.

“We’re organised, learning all the time and getting better and better every week.

“We’re not making the silly mistakes that we were a few weeks ago and we’re positive in the way we play and approach every game.

“We’re organised, working hard and doing the basics well.

“Everyone knows their role in the team and it’s going to take a very good side to outscore one that’s getting three or four goals every week.”

Harwich have a home date with Braintree Town Reserves on Saturday in a match that will kick-off at the earlier time of 12.30pm.

“It should be a really good game,” added Shelley.

“We’ll make sure we’re organised and prepared and by the time the weekend comes around we’ll be hungry to get the win.”