IT has been a busy week at the newly-renamed Warrington Rylands 1906 FC.

Not only have they unveiled their rebrand, but Dave McNabb's squad has continued to take shape as they bid for the promotion they seemed set to achieve when coronavirus brought the 2019-20 season to a premature end.

Four new signings have been announced while the vast majority of last season's squad have committed to playing for the Gorsey Lane outfit, who also played their first pre-season friendly on Wednesday night.

Among the new signings is striker Stephen Milne, who has scored 60 goals in his past two seasons with North West Counties League First Division North outfit Lower Breck.

Milne may be familiar to the town's football fans having had a brief spell with Warrington Town during the 2017-18 campaign.

He marked his first appearance for Blues in fine style with a goal in Wednesday's 4-0 friendly win over South Liverpool.

Other new signings include the versatile Michael Simpson and winger Paul Shanley, both of whom are best known for spells at Runcorn Linnets.

Midfielder Charlie Doyle, who captained NWCFL Premier Division rivals Irlam last season, has also signed on the dotted line.

Several of McNabb's key players from last season have also committed, including skipper Gary Kenny, striker Freddie Potter – scorer of two goals against South Liverpool – and winger Kane Drummond.

Goalkeepers Graeme McCall and Callum Spencer are also back, as are Adam Jones, Ste Wolhulter, Callum Lees, Tom Freeman and Joe Denman among others.

Rounding off the retentions are Warren Gerrard, Sam Sheen, Andy Scarisbrick, Tom McNamara, Jay White and Elliot Morris.