STRATFORD Town manager Darren Byfield has bolstered his squad for the new season with the signings of midfielder Claudio Dias and defender Chris Cox.
Ex-Northampton Town youth teamer Dias has moved to Knights Lane from Spartan South Midlands League Potton United.
The 23-year-old made a big impression at Potton after joining the Bedfordshire club in February.
“He has a touch of class about him and is so comfortable on the ball,” said his former boss, Steve Kuhne, in March.
“He’s made a real difference to us and hopefully will continue to do so. He’s often head and shoulders above anybody on the pitch.”
Centre-back Cox has joined from Midland League Premier Division outfit Coventry United, where he was the club’s captain.
Cox, described as a “born leader” by his former club, is no stranger to finding the net, scoring a staggering 53 goals in 175 appearances.
Reaction to the signings in this week’s Herald.