Date: 13th July 2007 at 5:17pm
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Ian Brightwell has made former Man City defender Richard Edghill his second signing.

The 32 year old began his career at Manchester City and has joined the club on a two year deal.

Edghill went on to play more than 200 games in all competitions for City including many Premier League appearances.

Edghill was also a member of the City squad who played against the Silkmen in the second division, and scored in the penalty shootout that earned City promotion to the First Division. He also wore the captains armband as City were promoted again into the Premiership.

He left City the following season after a loan spell at Birmingham and moved on to Wigan, then Sheffield United and on to QPR.

He helped QPR finish second in League One, and remained a regular in the Championship as recently as 2005.

He signed for Bradford City in the summer of 2005, where he spent two years playing in League One before his release this summer.

He will bring a wealth of experience to the Silkmen’s back line and is capable of playing in either full back position.

Ian Brightwell spoke to the club’s official website:

“I am delighted to capture the signature of a player like Richard,”

“I played alongside him when he first arrived on the scene at Man City. It was clear from an early stage that he had what it took to make it in the game; he’s naturally fit and a great trainer.

“It was no surprise to me that he has gone on to make over 250 games during his career. He’s still got a lot to offer and I see him as a key signing and someone I know will make a big impression at the Moss Rose this season.”