Andy Preece has moved to sign Northwich native Steve Woods from Stalybridge Celtic.
The 33 year old defender will be available immediately for selection and is expected to be in the squad for the trip to Ossett Town on Saturday.
"I think it's a great signing for us." said manager Andy Preece.
"We found out he was on non-contract terms with Stalybridge and he's a local lad. We had a chat with him and he was keen to come.
"I explained the situation and we've got a lot of young players and we need a bit of experience to help bringing them through.
"He has ambitions himself and he has still things he wants to achieve in the rest of career, which was great to hear. We're just really pleased to get him. He fits into our wage structure and I just think we've done really well to get him."
Steve spent eight years playing for Torquay in the football league and will bring plenty of experience to the young Vic's squad. Other previous clubs include Stoke City and Chesterfield.