A FAMILIAR face has returned to Witton Albion to bolster the defensive ranks.

The club confirmed Nick Ryan has signed from Runcorn Linnets in time to make his debut in tomorrow's Cheshire derby with Nantwich Town.

Ryan left Albion in the summer having not played made an appearance in red and white since breaking his right leg in three places playing for Carl Macauley's side against Marine in April 2018.

Albion have also confirmed midfielder Will Booth has signed forms with them after working his way back from a serious injury of his own.

Booth has been absent for 10 months due to a knee injury.