Experienced midfielder Dale Whitham has joined from Chorley after helping take the club up via the play-offs.
The 27-year-old had been with the club for nearly a decade but has decided to move on and that has thrilled new manager Billy Heath.
“We are delighted,” he told the club’s website. “Chorley offered him a deal at the end of the season and we are thrilled he opted to move to the Impact Arena.
“Dale is a very mobile player, an engine in midfield and has lots of experience at this level.”
“Dale is a big signing for us, he played a big part in Chorley’s two play-off campaigns and has been a massive staple for them during his time there.
“He is an excellent character and that’s what we are bringing to the club this season. His energy, work rate and desire is very important.”