Concord Rangers have signed James Blanchfield from neighbours Dagenham and Redbridge on a pre-contractual agreement.
The midfielder spent his youth-team days at Arsenal and Ipswich before a move to Dagenham and Redbridge. He also had a loan spell with Aldershot.
“Last season I had some interest from Concord about coming here on loan from Dagenham but for some reason or another it didn’t happen,” he said.
“The way my chat went with the management team just seemed really positive and encouraging. Everyone is on the same page in terms of the way we want to play and the way the club wants to move forward.”