*BS*Dover Athletic are pleased to announce the signing of midfield duo Solomon Taiwo and Adam Mekki. Taiwo joins on a permanent basis following a loan spell at the club earlier in the season, whilst Mekki was a free agent after leaving Barnet earlier this month.*BF*

Chris Kinnear has moved swiftly to strengthen his squad with the signing of Solomon Taiwo and Adam Mekki.

Taiwo, 29, initially joined the club on loan in September 2014 and made 19 appearances for Whites, before returning to League Two side Luton Town. His tough style of play made him an instant fans favourite and adds options to Chris Kinnear’s midfield.

Mekki, 23, joins after leaving Vanarama Conference leaders Barnet earlier on this month after seeking first-team football. Mekki, a winger, was named as a standby player for the Wales under-21 squad in August 2012 and spent five years at Aldershot Town between 2009 and 2014, making 100 appearances and scoring scoring six goals.

After loan spells at Oxford City, Carshalton Athletic, Dorchester Town and Basingstoke Town, Mekki joined Barnet in August 2014 but left in order to find first-team football.

We would like to welcome Adam to the club, and of course welcome Solomon back to Crabble where he played an instrumental part during his previous spell at the club.

Both players have signed deals until the end of the season, with a view to extending them both until the end of next season.