Alex Francis has re-signed for West Auckland from neighbours Bishop Auckland.
The midfielder joins West for the third time in his career, his first spell being the most notable before his nasty leg break at Whitley Bay caused him to miss the 2012 FA Vase Final. After moving from Spennymoor, he had made 28 appearances scoring 9 times before the injury cut short his 11/12 season.
After a long spell on the sidelines he recovered and joined Durham, before a short spell back at West in the 13/14 season, making 15 appearances.
He moved onto Dunston before joining Bishop, where he starred in a man of the match display against West last month.