Manager Liam Watson says Southport have completed a “massive signing” with the addition of midfielder Marcus Wood.
Wood, who spent six months on loan with the Port last season from Bolton Wanderers, has penned a permanent contract at the Pure Stadium.
The 21-year-old made a big impression with his strong midfield performances during 34 appearances last season before leaving Bolton in the summer.
He has spent part of the current season with Bradford (Park Avenue), having been at Bolton for a year, prior to which was a youth player at Manchester City, representing England at U18 and U19 level.
“Adding Marcus to the squad is a massive signing for us, especially to get someone like him at his age,” Watson said.
“Everyone knows the performance he put in for us last season and I didn’t think there was any chance he would come back into Non-League football.
“He has done, and we need to help him like he needs to help us. I’d tip him to have a lot of success higher up the pyramid.”