ANDOVER Town have completed their tenth signing of the summer this week by bringing in two former football league professionals.

The Portway based club have confirmed the signing of ex-Bournemouth midfielder Elliot Ward today while also announcing that they have bought in experienced former Saints player Kevin Gibbens.

Ward, who played for Southern Premier League side Dorchester Town last season, was a product of the AFC Bournemouth Academy and made his professional debut in 2011 in a 5-0 League Cup victory over Dagenham and Redbridge.

Meanwhile veteran midfielder Gibbens, who made nine professional appearances for Saints in the late 90s, joins up with new assistant manager John Robson, who he played for at Blackfield and Langley last season.

Andover Town manager Neil Benson labelled the signings as a "clear intention" of their ambitions this year.

Talking about Ward he said: "It's a good signing.

"He is just a quality player who has played first team games at professional level so that just shows the level of quality he has.

"He will add an extra attacking dimension to our midfield and I look forward to getting him up to fitness."

On Gibbens he added: "I remember him playing for Saints as a youngster, I believe he even replaced Matt Le Tissier in one game.

"He also had a good spell with Sholing where he scored plenty of goals - To score that many at that level shows how good he is."

The signing follows the announcement of Lloyd Foot's return to the club - which featured on the backpage of this week's Andover Advertiser.

Town have also announced the signing of ex-Cyprus League professional Chris Onoufriou, who previously had spells with the likes of AFC Totton and Blackfield and Langley.

Onoufriou also had a short spell with the former Andover FC during the 2010-2011 season.

Asked if Town had finished their transfer business this season, Benson said: "There might be one or two more to come in.

"But I think the signings we have already made just shows the intentions we have for the club this year.

"We are targeting quality and experienced players and I am sure fans will be pleased with what we are trying to do."