EX-BROMSGROVE Sporting midfielder Robbie Bunn is one of five new recruits at Littleton – but boss John Edwards expects him to quickly move up the ladder.

Bunn, who had his contract cancelled at Sporting days after the departure of manager Paul Smith, heads to Five Acres where his dad Wayne Bunn is a part of the backroom staff.

He is joined by ex-Walsall youngster Jack Cresswell, who lists Kidderminster Harriers, Redditch United and more recently Alvechurch among his former clubs, as well as frontrunner Jarrell Hylton.

Edwards has also scoured the Sunday scene for more fresh blood, securing the services of left-sided player Lee Burke and striker Alex Beck, the scorer of 13 goals in 13 games for Bromsgrove Corinthians so far this season.

“I believe Robbie is as good as anyone in this league,” said Edwards.

“He played for me on Sundays at the Black Horse for two or three years before I got into Saturday football.

“I would not go so far as to say he did not enjoy his football at Bromsgrove but he just needs to be out there, enjoying the game.

“If he does, he can step up and go a few levels higher than he played at Bromsgrove. He has the ability.

“Jack is undoubtedly a quality footballer but he has had a difficult time at Alvechurch and needs to get back to enjoying his football again.

“He is a lad I have known and wanted to play for me for a long time, even if it is going to take him two or three weeks to get into the swing of things.

“Hopefully, Jarrell will give us that little something we have been missing in support of Dan (Carter) up front.

“Alex has been prolific in Sunday football for a few years now and Lee will give us a boost out wide.”

Edwards revealed his swoops had been instigated by Littleton suffering from patchy form of late.  “We want to push for the top six as much as going for the cup glory,” he added.

“I have been disappointed with the ways things have gone since we had the break with the weather, losing two out of three league games.

"We dominated both but did not take our chances so decided to spice up things a little bit.”

Yesterday’s trip to Cadbury Athletic in Midland Football League Division One was postponed with Edwards left to rue the missed opportunity to build momentum ahead of a big week.

League leaders Walsall Wood will be the visitors on Saturday (3pm) before Premier Division title chasers Coleshill Town head to Five Acres for a League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday (7.45).

“It was a shame Cadbury got called off, it would have given us a chance to be primed for those games,” said Edwards. “As past results have proved, we can match anyone on our day. Walsall Wood have a very good side, we will see how we get on but despite losing 4-1 at their place it was closer than the score suggested. I’m not anxious about it.

“Coleshill will be an unknown quantity. I would have been more concerned had we been drawn away on their 3G pitch and we are all looking forward to both matches.”

Striker Jamie Clarke will be unavailable for both.