BRIGHOUSE Town and Liversedge have both been busy on the transfer front, as both sides prepare to battle it out in the Yorkshire Trophy.
The friendly-tournament is set to commence on Monday evening, with Brighouse Town hosting Penistone Church and 1000 fans for the first time since government guidelines permitted them to do so.
And in line with that, they have made their first summer acquisition in an attempt to shape their squad for the return of football.
Ex Albion Sports centre-back Matthew Nebard has joined the side from Pontefract Collieries, in what is a statement signing for the Oranges, after spending time on trial with the club.
He is a young, commanding and quick defender who doesn’t shy away from a tackle.
Speaking to Brighouse Town TV, Nebard said: “I’m really excited and looking forward to getting started.
“I had a chat with Vill a few weeks ago about coming on trial. I’ve played a few games, training has been great and everything we have done so far has been positive.
“It has been really appealing and I’m just glad that I’m here now.”
As for Liversedge, a quartet of new signings have been welcomed into the club ahead of the new campaign and the Yorkshire Trophy.
The first of the four was announced and it was Jack Stockdill who arrived from Ossett United, where he was captain last season.
Kurt Harris was Sedge's second signing to be announced, who like Stockdill, also captained his side in the previous campaign, this time Brighouse Town.
Ben Atkinson has also joined the club, the youngster signing from Farsley Celtic.
And the fourth and final signing to arrive at Sedge is Gavin Allott.
Allot previously represented Shaw Lane, Boston, Gainsborough, Workshop and also Frickley Athletic.
Liversedge will face Golcar United on May 18.