Buxton Hitmen have signed Tim Webster for the 2012 season following his release from parent club Stoke.
Webster will fill one of the heat-leader spots and club chief Jayne Moss expects more new faces to be follow.
She said: "Tim had a good year at Stoke and formed a strong spearhead alongside Simon Lambert, and we were surprised he wasn't in their plans for 2012.
"When we heard he was available and keen to come to us we didn't hang about and things were sorted pretty quickly."
Buxton, who won the National League title in 2010, had a tough time in the National League in 2011 and could only finish eighth in the 10-strong league.