BRIDPORT have made their seventh summer signing in luring midfielder Tom Richardson back to the club.

Richardson made a mutual exit from the Bees last season after the midfielder's commitment was called into question by then boss Adam Fricker.

The midfielder's departure was not acrimonious and soon Portland United swooped.

However, following Fricker's decision to step away from the Bees, Richardson has been convinced by new manager Rich Robson and assistant-manager Ryan Dovell to revive his Bridport career.

Richardson joins strikers Lewis Clarke and Derek Wall in joining from the Blues, alongside frontmen Dec Cornish, Joel Hewitt and Robinson Okumu, plus utility player Callum Thompson.