Simon Wormull praised the attributes of new signings Cheick Toure and Declan Appau after both made their bows for the club in Hill's 0-0 draw away at Potters Bar Town in the Bostik Premier on Saturday.
Defender Toure was making his second debut for the club following his spell at National League South-outfit Dulwich Hamlet.
The Ivorian picked up Burgess Hill's Players' Player and Supporters' Player of the Year in the 2016/17 season.
Midfielder Appau has joined the Hillians on a short-term loan deal from National League South side Woking.
Speaking on the two players, Wormull said: "Cheick has played at a better level and he shores up the back-four after the departure of Gary (Elphick).
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"I think Declan is a little bit short of match fitness. He came off against Potters Bar after about 60 minutes but he did really well.
"Cheick is a good organiser and he's very aggressive, good in the air, and good on the ball.
"He's very athletic and mobile and he's a leader as well which I think we're kind of lacking in the side because we're such a young team.
"With Declan, he's good on the ball and he's got great presence. He's got to be a good six-foot-two so he gives us a lot of presence.
"Both of them did great and they'll really add something to the squad. All round I think both of them are going to give us something we haven't had for the past few weeks."