Radcliffe bosses Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley have added a ninth new face to their squad with the signing of midfielder Brad Jackson after a successful trial spell.

The former Altrincham and Chester man links up with his old Chester bosses along with former team-mates, Anthony Dudley, Jamie Morgan, Jordan Hulme and Josh Hancock, who have also signed on the dotted line for the upcoming campaign.

Jackson has experience playing in multiple positions down the right-hand side, and can play at both full-back and in a wide midfield role.

Last season, the 26-year-old played the majority of his football for National League North outfit, Buxton after moving on loan from Altrincham in January and he played an important role in guiding the Bucks to a mid-table finish, one point from the play-offs.

After signing his contract at the Neuven Stadium, Jackson explained why he signed for Radcliffe.

He told the club’s website: “I’m buzzing to have got this sorted and signed with Radcliffe, it’s a club I’ve known and played against before.

“I’ve had a few games this pre-season at home and I can already tell the fanbase is class with the numbers we’ve got in

“Obviously, I was attracted to the club by its ambition for the season, it’s always good to play for a team that wants to achieve big things.

“It’s also important for me that I spent a few years playing under Bernard and Jonno previously.

“They know what I’m like, what I can do and I’m familiar with the type of football they play.

“I’ve played with half of the squad from previous clubs so it doesn’t feel like I need time to settle in.

“For me I just want to help the club achieve its goals.

“If I’m playing my best football then I hope that gives the club it’s biggest chance of achieving that this season.”

Jackson made his first start since signing permanently in Tuesday night’s home 3-1 friendly win against neighbours Ramsbottom United.

The hosts broke the deadlock on 24 minutes when Luca Navarro headed home at the back post from Nicky Adams’ dinked cross from the right.

They remained ahead at the break but on the hour mark, the Rams levelled the scoreline when Harvey Whyte fired into the top left corner of the goal from close range after a scramble in the penalty box.

The game seemed to be heading for a stalemate before two goals in the last seven minutes sealed victory for Boro.

Hulme put them back in front on 83 minutes when a loose ball fell at his feet and he hit a powerful shot into the bottom left of the net.

Then, a minute from time, a trialist scored at the near post with a deft header from skipper Adams’ free-kick delivery from the left - just seconds after his introduction off the bench.

Radccliffe have two more home friendlies in the next week with Caenarfon Town the visitors on Saturday (3pm) before Halifax head across the Pennines on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

Meanwhile, Ramsbottom kick off their new North West Counties Football League Premier Division campaign on Saturday when they visit Wythenshawe (3pm).