Peter Winn is itching to get started after joining Chester FC from Conference Premier rivals Macclesfield Town.
Winn made 41 appearances for the Silkmen last season but the left-footer is now looking forward to a new challenge.
He said: “I’m delighted to be signing for the club and I can see with the attendances and the set-up for next season that we are going places.”
Cleethorpes-born Winn, 25, came through the ranks with Scunthorpe United but the Grimsby Town fan made only four appearances for the Iron.
He had loan spells at Northwich Victoria, Barrow and Gateshead before moving to Stevenage, who he helped win promotion to League One.
Winn had a loan spell with his beloved Mariners but moved to the Moss Rose in June 2012, going on to make more than 60 appearances for the club.
His contract was up at Macc and Winn said talks with manager Steve Burr convinced him to switch to the Swansway Chester Stadium.
He said: “Steve has told me his vision and the type of football we will be playing next season and I’m as excited as anyone to pull on the blue and white shirt.
“I played almost every game last season at Macc and now it’s time for a new challenge.”
Winn operates primarily on the left wing but can also cover the right flank, in central midfield, up front and left-back.
He has previously filled in as an emergency goalkeeper having started his career between the sticks.