Defender Andrew Teague is set to make his Chorley debut on Saturday against Witton Albion at Victory Park.
Magpies boss Garry Flitcroft moved quickly to sign the former Lancaster City skipper after becoming aware of his availability.
By a real quirk of the fixture list, Teague was in line to make his debut on Tuesday night against his former club.
However, a gentlemen's agreement between Flitcroft and City boss Tony Hesketh prevented Teague from playing.
Flitcroft said: "I've been a big fan of Andy Teague for a while now and I'm absolutely delighted that he's agreed to join us.
"In my view, Andy is one of the best defenders in this league and he has the ability to play at a much higher level.
"Although he's still fairly young, he's got bags of experience and he'll be a great addition for us, both on and off the pitch, because he's a leader.
"He's a strong lad with plenty of pace and he can play in a number of
"He also pops up with his fair share of goals too, so I'm delighted to have him on board."
Flitcroft has also bolstered is forward line with the acquisition of Adam Roscoe.
He said: "Adam is another excellent addition to the squad. I felt we needed a striker with a bit of physical presence to give us something different up front, and Adam fits the bill perfectly.
"Whenever he's played against one of my teams in the past, he's always caused us problems. He's 6ft 3in and he's strong in the air. However, he also has two great feet for a big man and a decent touch."