Dan Quigley has signed for King’s Lynn Town after it had been understood he would be joining Kettering Town on July 1.
The Poppies had claimed that the Long Buckby midfielder had signed a pre-contract agreement with the club after the end of last season.
But it has now been announced that the UCL Premier Division title-winning midfielder has joined the Linnets along with ex-Buckby team-mates Richard Bunting and Russell Dunkley.
King’s Lynn boss and former Kettering player Gary Setchell said: “I’m absolutely delighted. He’s exactly what we’ve been missing for the last two years.
“No disrespect to other players who have played in there but the lads 6ft 2ins, is aggressive, covers the ground, is fit – and he scores a goal.
“I tried to get him in early but he had done a deal with Kettering. But their circumstances meant things changed and I’ve beat off other clubs to get him so I’m really pleased.”