STEVE Jennings will be “a calming influence” on the Warrington Town team after he agreed to join the club for this season, manager Paul Carden says.

The vastly experienced midfielder has been training with Yellows during pre-season and featured in their friendlies against Wythenshawe Town and Accrington Stanley as a trialist.

Jennings had a successful loan spell with Town during the 2017-18 campaign and spent last season playing in the National League with Barrow.

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Carden now says the entire squad will benefit from the know-how the 35-year-old has picked up from spells with the likes of Coventry City, Motherwell and Tranmere Rovers.

However, he expects fellow central midfielder Ben Garrity to garner the most from playing alongside the new signing.

“He’s got such experience and great fitness. He’s a calming influence,” the Yellows boss said.

“If you look at the Accrington game, Ben was in a rush and a hurry in the first six or seven minutes.

“Jenno just had a word with him and all of a sudden, Ben got hold of the game.

“Between the pair of them, they were the better two midfielders. That’s where Jenno will help Ben no end.

“He won’t just help whoever he’s in midfield with, he will help the entire team.”

Jennings joins Louis Barnes, Scott Sephton and Alex Byrne as new signings for Yellows as the new BetVictor Premier Division season draws nearer.

Carden believes the familiarity all of the additions had with the Town squad has helped with the settling-in process.

“The new players who are coming in have seen how we play before joining us,” he said.

“Alex Byrne, Scott Sephton and Louis Barnes all played against us last season and Jenno has obviously been here before.

“That helps them with settling in – most of them played against us during the last five or six weeks of the season.”