Dion Kelly-Evans has signed a new contract with the club.
The full-back, who won the admiration of supporters with his tenacious performances in his debut season, is looking forward to continuing his development at Meadow Lane.
“I’m very happy to have been offered a new contract,” he said. “I’ve been here a year now and I’m enjoying my football.
“The gaffer gives me good opportunities to play and when you’re in a talented team and you’re winning games, it’s good to be part of.
“It’s been nice to be back in and seeing familiar faces. Everyone’s happy, the pitch is beautiful – everything about the Lane is great.
“I’ve been working hard over the last couple of weeks and I’m really looking forward to seeing all the lads for the start of pre-season on Monday.”
Ardley is also delighted to have Kelly-Evans in his squad for the new campaign.
“Dion came in last season and did really well for us in the games he played,” said the boss. “He was well above average in most.
“He provides good competition for places. There’s no way we’re going to be able to have a set starting XI when we’re going to have Saturday-Tuesday matches right from the word go.
“It’s going to be a tough schedule and we’re going to need everyone to play their part.”