KIDDERMINSTER Harriers have completed arguably their most eye-catching signing of the summer so far after landing experienced defender Kelvin Langmead.

The 6ft 1ins Coventry-born centre-half had a loan spell at Harriers in their Football League days in 2004 as a striker, scoring one goal in 11 appearances.

Now aged 30, Langmead arrives on a season-long loan from National League South outfit Ebbsfleet United, who he joined in January from Northampton Town.

Langmead was a firm favourite with Northampton, where he played more than 100 games and is still based, but is probably best known for a successful six-year spell at Shrewsbury Town.

He was captain for the Shropshire club and figured in over 250 matches while being regularly among the end-of-season accolades.

Langmead, who has also played for Peterborough United in League One, joined Harriers on loan from Preston North End, where he started his career.

Ebbsfleet have given Harriers permission to play Langmead in all National League and cup competitions next season.

Kidderminster have also signed defender Lathaniel Rowe-Turner from Alfreton Town, midfielder Joe Clarke from Wrexham and keeper Alex Palmer from West Bromwich Albion on loan as well as promising young players Jordan Jones and Calvin Dinsley from Redditch United.