KERRY have bolstered ahead of the new season with the signing of James Watkins.

The midfielder arrives at Dolforgan Park from JD Cymru North side Ruthin Town.

Watkins is no stranger to mid Wales football having also represented Welshpool Town in the MMP-NL Mid Wales League and Forden United in the JT Hughes Montgomeryshire League.

The Lambs will be competing in the third tier of the new Welsh football pyramid, the Ardal North East League, when the Football Association of Wales (FAW) is given the green light from the Welsh Government to allow sport to resume.

Kerry, like all clubs outside the elite level, have been without football since the curtailment of last season due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Eight months of ongoing lockdown restrictions have delayed the start of the new season with the FAW currently proceeding through safe return to play protocols.

However no date on the start of the new season has been set.