WARRINGTON Town have secured three new signings – and have also convinced one of last season’s key players to stay put.

Manager Paul Carden has added midfielder Ben Garrity and strikers Richard Brodie and Josh Amis to his squad, taking the number of new recruits so far this summer to five.

Yellows are also boosted by news of frontman Jamie McDonald – last season’s 17-goal top scorer – committing to the club for next season.

Garrity, 20, has been spotted playing local league football in Liverpool and Carden says he has earned his chance to shine.

"He's good on the ball, works hard and really likes a tackle," he said.

"We wanted to give him a chance because he was a breath of fresh air when he spoke to him.

"People we know have said we should take a look at him, so we had him watched and we like the look of him."

The vastly-experienced Brodie, 30, played in the Evo-Stik Premier Division for Rushall Olympic last season but has enjoyed a successful career higher up the non-league pyramid.

After a prolific spell at York City, he was considered one of the finest prospects outside the Football League and his displays convinced Crawley Town to splash out £250,000 for his signature.

Amis, 23, finished last season with Marine having previously appeared for Northwich Victoria, Stockport County and Altrincham.

“People will say Brodes has had more clubs than Tiger Woods,” Carden said.

“But there is a player in there and he knows now is the time to start showing it.

“He is powerful, he works hard and he knows where the goal is.

“He knows this level and the ones above as well, so he will be a valuable addition.

“Josh is someone who hasn’t quite hit his full potential yet.

“We want to be able to unlock that because we will have a good player on our hands if we do.

“He’s mobile as well as powerful. He’ll be a target man for us but he scores goals as well.”

McDonald attended trials at England striker Jamie Vardy’s V9 Academy recently and has previously attracted interest from clubs higher up the footballing pyramid.

However, he has joined regular strike partner Tony Gray in committing to staying at Cantilever Park.

“Jamie was one of the lads I spoke to first about staying,” Carden said.

“With the interest in him mid-season last year, it sort of knocked him out of shape a bit.

“Hopefully now we will see the best of him this year.”