HARWICH and Parkeston boss Mike Wallace believes his trio of new signings can help the club make further strides up the Thurlow Nunn League table.

The much-improved Shrimpers continued their revival with a 1-0 success at Hackney Wick, on Saturday.

They have now have won three and drawn two of their six matches under Wallace.

And with three new signings on board, the Harwich boss is confident his side can continue climbing the first division south table.

Centre-half Hayden Dutch has joined on loan from Stanway Rovers while defender Joe Gregory and attacking player or wide man Kieron Wood have arrived on loan from Heybridge Swifts.

"I'm really pleased to get new faces through the door," said a delighted Wallace, whose side have a home date with Coggeshall United on Saturday (3pm).

"I've been saying since I took over that we needed to strengthen, having lost key players in the run-up to Christmas.

"We needed cover and had identified positions where we needed to bring in reinforcements.

"Between them, these boys give us extra options at both ends of the pitch and I'm happy to have them on board.

"What's more, they're all hungry lads with a points to prove so this opportunity can only be a good thing both for them and us."

Sean Bartlett scored Harwich's winning goal on the hour-mark, at Hackney Wick.

And while delighted with three points, Wallace also hailed the discipline of his players - and the fact they kept a clean sheet.

"I was delighted with the way the lads performed," he said.

"We've been talking over the last month about workrate and desire, both on and off the pitch.

"However, what really pleased me last weekend was the discipline of the team.

"It was one of those games where, as a player, it would have been easy to lose your head, discipline or shape, trying to find a goal.

"Hackney are a good, physical side and matched us all over the pitch in terms of workrate, so we needed to be patient and keep doing what we had planned.

"We know we have quality in this side and will score goals, so it’s really pleasing to see us be disciplined, keep our shape and get our rewards."

Wallace was especially thrilled with his side's defensive performance.

"It was very pleasing to come away with a clean sheet," he said.

"Sam Felgate, Dan Clark, Nicky Palmer and Mike Schofield deserved it for their performances over the last month.

"Defenders don’t normally get credit. It’s usually all about the forwards.

"However, these boys should get the plaudits this time.

"As a defensive unit, they're working well and we've only conceded two goals in the three games against Barkingside, Newbury and Hackney.

"Before that we were regularly conceded two a game.

"We mustn't get carried away, though.

"It's about taking it one game at a time and seeing where it takes us, because we know there will be ups and downs."

Harwich are away to Wivenhoe Town on Tuesday.