Ilkeston have beaten off competition from several National League North clubs to sign prolific forward Nat Watson.
Watson has been a top player in the Northern Premier League for a long time and is highly-rated throughout the divisions, scoring 72 times over the last three seasons.
He was signed by Basford United on a two-year-deal in 2018 for an undisclosed record fee from Coalville Town, and has been named three times in the NPL team of the year in the last four seasons.
Robins head of football Mark Clifford said: “Watson was a key target for us a long time ago and get get him over the line is really pleasing.
“The squad is really taking shape and the newly-released additions give us goals, experience and will certainly entertain the Ilson fans”.
Manager Martin Carruthers added: “Nat is not just a great player, you only have to look at his stats to see this, but he is also a great lad. He will fit right in with the group that we have retained and brought in.”