BASINGSTOKE Town have signed a familiar face to help strengthen their ranks bringing in former loanee Matt Partridge.

The 22-year-old spent most of last season at League Two outfit Newport County, making 20 appearances for the Exiles.

Having previously spent two loan periods with Basingstoke, manager Terry Brown has signed the versatile midfielder back to the Ark Cancer Charity Stadium to add a bit of experience to his new look squad.

Partridge, who can also play in defence, scored four times for town in his previous tenure at the club.