Steve Kittrick feels the signing of midfielder Adam Bolder will be massive for Scarborough Athletic.
Kittrick is hoping that former Derby, Hull and QPR man Bolder’s experience will provide the perfect tonic to help Boro towards the top of the Evo-Stik North.
It will also give the midfielder the chance to link up with younger brother Chris, who is Kittrick’s assistant-manager.
“This signing is a massive coup for us, Adam could have gone and played in the Conference, but he chose us,” Kittrick said.
“Obviously Chris has had a lot to do with the signing because he’s his brother and he did a lot of talking to him.
“We understand both Halifax and North Ferriby wanted his signature, but he’s decided that its time to do a bit locally and we will benefit from that.
“This is a guy who has played in the Premier League , at the same time he is a great lad to have around.
“He has already started to help developing our younger players, but we will also have his qualities on the pitch.
“His experience will push people around and provide a big voice in the middle of the park. He can also sit in while the other lads go out and express themselves.”
Kittrick is still playing his cards close to his chest about further signings, though he has underlined that there are irons in the fire.
He added: “We are still looking to bring in two or three more players to complete our squad.
“We have been getting good numbers at training, but we still need a bit more.”
Boro kick off their pre-season programme on Saturday when they host a Scarborough & District Saturday League side at Silver Royd.
That is followed by a game against East Yorkshire Carnegie, which will also be played at Scarborough RUFC’s base.