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Waddock snaps up fab five

2 July 2012

Gary Waddock has wasted no time in taking advantage of the Blues' transfer embargo being lifted by signing FIVE new players.

Centre-back Gary Doherty has joined the club on a two-year deal following an impressive three-month loan spell at Adams Park last season.

Doherty, 32, was one of Wycombe's key players towards the end of the campaign, making 13 appearances at the heart of the defence.

Cultured midfielder Matt Spring has penned a two-year deal with the Blues. Spring, 32, made 50 appearances for Leyton Orient last season and adds a wealth of experience and creativity to the Wanderers midfield.

Sam Wood, 28, also joins on a two-year deal after leaving Brentford. The versatile left-winger, who can also operate at full-back, played six times for the Bees last season and 27 appearances on loan at Rotherham United.

Pacey attacker Dennis Oli has put pen to paper on a one-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months. The 28-year-old knows Waddock well from their time together at QPR and he joins after making more than 100 appearances for Gillingham.

Talented young winger Lee Angol completes the quintet after agreeing a one-year deal following his release by Tottenham Hotspur.

The 18-year-old came through the ranks at Spurs and is also comfortable playing off the front man.

Wanderers had been unable to sign new players because of the embargo, but Waddock has worked tirelessly behind the scenes since the end of the season to ensure that deals were agreed and ready to be finalised once the restriction had been lifted.

"It's a good blend of youth and experience," Waddock told "They're a group of players that will be able to cover a number of positions and I'm sure they'll strengthen the squad."

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