RICHARD Hughes has made his first signing as Churchstoke manager with the arrival of Lee Grady.

The defender arrives at Camlad Park from Ardal North East League side Carno as the Marketmen step up preparations for the new MMP-NL Mid Wales League East season.

Hughes has also retained the services of Jason Mynett and Jac Owen with the club also back in training following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Hughes is in his first season at the helm of the club following his arrival from Ardal North East League side Four Crosses where he managed the reserve string.