Macclesfield have signed former Chester defender Luke Dimech.
The 30-year-old has agreed a 12-month deal at the Moss Rose to seal a return to English football after a year playing back in his native Malta.
He also made over 50 appearances for Mansfield before spending the 2005/06 season with Chester.
"Luke is a solid defender and will help us be tighter at the back. I know he will add to the depth of our squad," Brightwell told his club's website.