ANDY Preece is confident of signing more players this week following the capture of experienced Redditch United defender Dennis Pearce.

Pearce, 31, a former Notts County and Peterborough full-back, faced Worcester City in the 2-2 draw at the Valley Stadium last month.

The left-footer could make his City debut at Vauxhall Motors tomorrow night, although he faces stiff competition from Les Hines, Shabir Khan and Danny Hodnett.

Although naturally a left wing-back, Pearce can also play in central defence and may slot on the left-hand side of the back three.

City player-boss Preece was satisfied with his signing and is hopeful of more to come.

"Dennis will give us variety in different positions," said Preece.

"He can play left wing-back or as a left-sided centre-half. He's an adaptable, strong player, good in the air with good pace.

"He knows what the game's about and I'm sure he'll do a good job for us.

"He will add to our squad. We just needed a bit more strength in depth and Dennis will give us that.

"It adds to the competition, so I'm just pleased to get a face in. We've not had anybody in all season and hopefully we can follow that up with a couple more signings this week, all being well.

"I'm still looking for a striker, although I've been pleased with the way the front three have done. But it would be nice to freshen it up a bit."

Preece praised his players after they secured their first Nationwide North win in almost two months on Saturday, brushing aside Kettering Town 2-0 at St George's Lane.

A 72nd minute own-goal from Hugh McAuley gave City the lead before Leon Kelly secured the points with his fourth league goal of the campaign.

Victory over the Poppies eased City's relegation worries and will give the club confidence ahead of tomorrow night's trip to Vauxhall Motors.

Preece added: "I'm delighted with the win. We desperately needed that. We said it was a must-win game for us, because we are going into some real key games.

"It takes the pressure off the next game and that's what we needed to do.

"We pretty well dominated the first-half. They came into it a little bit more in the second-half, without causing us too many problems.

"I felt if any side was going to win, it was us. I think it was a deserved win. An own-goal put us ahead, but if you work hard you get a bit of luck and we did work hard."