WARRINGTON Town's fifth summer signing is a player Yellows fans will be very familiar with.

The versatile Evan Gumbs, who has enjoyed three separate loan spells at Cantilever Park, has signed on the dotted line having been released by Tranmere Rovers.

Gumbs – capable of playing in both defence and midfield – is building himself back up from a string of serious injuries, without which Town assistant manager Mark Beesley believes he would be playing at a level higher than the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

"We know Evan as a lad and anyone who has ever worked with him speaks highly of his attitude and his commitment to football," he said.

"He’s just been unlucky with injuries – he’s had two bad ones in as many years which is difficult to take for a young footballer.

"Knowing Evan as we do, we’re hoping he’ll get his match fitness back and he’ll be flying.

"We’re lucky to have him. I think if he’d have played for two years, I don’t think he would be playing at our level.

"His versatility is key for us – he can play in a number of positions.

"He knows the league, he’s ambitious and he’s exactly the type we’ve been looking at."

The 23-year-old, who has made 36 Town appearances across his trio of loan spells, joins defenders Callum Grogan and Joel Amado and midfielders Craig Carney and Charlie Munro as new additions to manager Paul Carden's squad.

He has a promotion from Yellows' current division on his CV - he helped Salford City into the National League North during a loan spell there in the 2015-16 campaign.