WINSFORD United have bolstered their midfield ranks with two new signings.

Sam Fitton has joined from neighbours Northwich Victoria while Danny Kerr returns to the club having played for them last season.

Fitton, who can also count Hyde United among his former clubs, says it may take time for him to get up to speed with his fitness but once he does, he feels he can add plenty to Lee Duckworth’s side.

“After speaking to the manager, I felt like there would be good opportunities for myself and that the team were aspiring for a successful season, which I can hopefully impact on,” he said.

“I feel like I will fit into the team well, once I get my fitness levels up to the standard expected by Ducko.

“I feel I can bring good energy and ability to the squad in the central midfield area.”

Duckworth says he was keen to bring Fitton in once he knew of his availability across town.

“Sam is an excellent technical footballer,” he said.

“He possesses great energy and is a box-to-box midfielder who will also add goals.

“As soon as I heard he was available, I was keen to get him in.”

Winsford native Kerr was part of the Blues team that lost last season’s Mid-Cheshire District FA Senior Cup final on penalties to Northwich Victoria.

Now back with his hometown club, he is keen to show Blues fans what he can really do.

“Winsford is my home club,” he said.

“The club as a whole – committee, board, management – are trying to take this club to a new level and I want to be part of it.

“I’ve seen a lot of new players, players who look like they can bring something to add to the current squad and capabilities.

“I will bring leadership and passion. Hopefully I can inspire the lads on the pitch

“My hope for the coming season is for the team to finish in the top eight with a decent cup run and hopefully a final (and a win) to reward the fans.

“For me personally, it is to have a consistent season. I feel the fans haven’t seen me at my best yet so this is something I’m keen to show them.”

Blues forced a replay with Ramsbottom United in the FA Cup on Saturday after drawing 3-3 – that replay will take place at Barton Stadium on Monday, kick off 7.45pm.

That was followed by a 4-3 defeat to Congleton Town on Monday.

Winsford visit Gresley in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase on Saturday, kick off 3pm.