CIRENCESTER Town boss Brian Hughes has had a mixed week in the transfer market after snapping up one target and seeing another slip away.

Former Cheltenham midfielder Russell Milton has opted to join Bath City rather than Hughes' men, but the blow has been softened after striker Jody Bevan agreed terms with the Centurians.

The 23-year-old frontman is one of the most prolific in the Dr Martens Western Division, having hit the target over 50 times in two seasons with Weston-super-Mare.

Manager Hughes said: "Jody gives us more options up front we now have him, Gareth Hopkins, Scott Griffin and Ben Fitch all capable of scoring 20 goals for us this season.

Bevan joins Griffin, Gary Wotton, Marc Richards and Paul Thompson on the list of new recruits, but Hughes is still looking for a creative midfielder before closing the chequebook.

The Ciren newboys will not be taking on Woking this Saturday though. The scheduled friendly at the Corinium Stadium has been cancelled.

NEW Chippenham midfielder Ellis Wilmot is set to miss the opening weeks of the new Dr Martens League season to play in the World University Games.

The 21-year-old student has been selected as part of the British squad that will travel to South Korea next month.

Meanwhile, the Bluebirds' final pre-season opponents Cinderford have pulled out of their visit to Hardenhuish Park on August 9.

Screwfix League Brislington will take their place.