Ronnie Moore has today completed a fourth summer signing with the arrival of towering defender Harry Worley from Stevenage.
The powerful 6ft 4ins centre-back came through the ranks at Stockport County where his potential and performance earned him a £150,000 move to Chelsea back in 2006.
The Warrington-born 26-year-old spent two years on the books at Stamford Bridge while building on his senior experience with loan spells at Doncaster Rovers, Carlisle United and Leicester City.
After joining City permanently in 2008, Worley was allowed to leave on loan for Luton Town and Crewe Alexandra, while he also played a trial game for Pools Reserves against Leeds United but the move didn't go through.
Three years at Oxford United followed before Newport County snapped him up and he became a key part of their defence as they established themselves in League Two, scoring the opening goal in their 2-0 win over Pools in November 2013.
He went on to sign for Stevenage last summer but, after starring in pre-season, Worley ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Southend United just three games in to the campaign.
Worley fought back to fitness and returned to play an hour in Stevenage’s final game of the season at Luton Town and became one of Moore’s top targets following his release from Broadhall Way.
Subject to Football League clearance, Worley will join fellow new signings Rakish Bingham, Carl Magnay and Rhys Oates when the squad return for pre-season training at the end of the month.