BANBURY United made their first summer signing to continue a positive day for the club.

The Puritans announced the arrival of right back Jak Hickman after confirming experienced duo Giorgio Rasulo and Kelvin Langmead have agreed new contracts.

Defender Hickman, 23, spent eight years in West Bromwich Albion’s academy before making first-team appearances for Coventry City and Bolton Wanderers.

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He went on to play for League of Ireland side St Patrick’s Athletic and last represented King’s Lynn Town, recently relegated from the Vanarama National League.

Meanwhile, three more players have committed to North Leigh for the 2022/23 season.

Full back Scott Isherwood, central midfielder Jenson Wright and attacking midfielder Jordan Alves have put pen to paper on new deals at Eynsham Park.

It means North Leigh have tied down 13 members of last season’s promotion-winning squad for the club’s first shot at step three of non-league.

Isherwood and Alves were regulars in 2021/22, while former Banbury United and Oxford City man Wright was sidelined through injury for the latter part of the campaign.

Manager Eddie Odhiambo has also agreed to stay on next season, alongside his new role as head of academy player care at Oxford United.

The Millers face the U’s a week today in their first pre-season friendly, the Lloyd Calcutt Memorial Fixture.

The Pitching In Southern League Premier South campaign starts on Saturday, August 6.