Bedlington Terriers manager Andy Ferrell has signed highly-experienced Northern League player Stephen Buzzeo from Whitley Bay and youngster Lewis Davison from Ashington.
Buzzeo, who has played in the division for more than ten years, said he is delighted to join “can’t wait to get started”.
The midfielder said: “I really am ecstatic to have joined. To be honest it was a bit of an up and down season at Whitley Bay last season, I have known Andy as a person for a while and it was his influence why I joined.
“The amount of respect I have for the guy is huge, he has so much knowledge of football through his professional career, and his ambition is what is going to make him a big success as a manager.
“The experience I can bring to the team, and the guidance I can give to some of the younger ones, I hope it can be a great benefit to the team.”
Davison said: “I am feeling good about joining. I am looking forward to next season and getting started, and especially working with Andy and the rest of the guys he has brought in.
The 19-year-old has also expressed his desire to work under someone with as much experience in the professional game as Ferrell.
Ferrell said: “Just like the rest of the signings, I am very confident that these two players will be able to make an impact on the side and fight for their places because they are two very good and very talented players.
“Stephen has a vast amount of experience, which is something that I was looking for, while Lewis is young and raw and is a talent that I am sure I can bring the best out of.”
The pair are just two of a host of new signings under the new management, which also include defender John Pendlebury and forwards Marc Walton and Liam Hudson.
Buzzeo added: “I’d like to have a very successful league campaign, but my main priority is to lift a trophy. I have a feeling that everyone at Bedlington is eager to see the club winning competitions once again.
“The FA Vase is a huge thing for me, I was never fortunate enough to have a good run in the Vase or the FA Cup, so those are two major goals for me this season with the side.”
The pair will be looking ahead to the opening league game of the season against Dunston UTS, but their first challenge will be on July 8, against Red House Farm in the pre-season opener.