WORCESTER City have signed full-back and former Evesham United captain Adam Mace ahead of the 2023/24 season. 

Mace, formerly of Bishops Cleeve and Slimbridge, was in and out of Evesham's squad last season but racked up 70 appearances for the club over three years before leaving last week alongside former City Youth midfielder Kyle Belmonte.

The experienced full-back now makes the move to City to link up with Cornes, who admitted the signing was just as much to do with what Mace can provide in a leadership role as his abilities on the pitch.

"Macey is a massive signing for us, he’s a leader on and off the pitch. He’s brilliant in the dressing room and around the club, I’ve no doubt he will quickly become a fan-favourite," said Cornes. 

"He’s a fantastic player, who will play a major part in us hopefully being successful this season. Macey will be integral to what we are trying to achieve on and off the pitch this season and I’m really looking forward that."

Mace added: "I felt it was the right time to move on from my previous club (Evesham) after meeting with Chris there was no doubt where my next destination was," said Mace.

"I’ve played against the club a few times and the following is superb so I’m looking forward to getting underway and helping get us all where we want to be."

Mace becomes the second signing of the day after the club confirmed former Boldmere St Michaels forward Robbie Thompson-Brown had signed on the dotted line.

There are more signings expected throughout the rest of the week as Cornes looks to build a squad to compete for promotion in the Hellenic League Premier in the 2023/24 campaign.