Following the weekend, let’s take a look at some of the recent news stories from Vanarama National League clubs.
Chester’s fund raising drive last night raised £25,000 thanks to a charity match put on by Michael Owen and Collin Murray. Owen’s father was a fan favourite at the Deva Stadium and so the ex-England international was more than happy to put himself forward to help keep the club from entering administration. This takes Chester’s total money raised to around £75,000.
FC Halifax Town confirmed they should have appointed a new manager, following the departure of Billy Heath, within the next week. In an interview with the Halifax Courier, Chairman David Bosomworth says that a number of good candidates have been assessed.
Sutton have finally completed the signing of long term target Byron Harrison, as the forward joins Paul Doswell’s side on loan from AFC Barrow until the end of the season. Last year the forward scored 18 goals in 28 games for the Bluebirds.
Chester FC confirmed the signing of Dominic Vose on a short term, non-contract deal. The 24 year old has football league experience with Colchester, making 34 appearances in the 2013/2014 season.
Barrow have signed Kingsley James from Chester on loan until the end of the season. The ex England C player signed a two year deal with Chester in the summer after turning down a new Macclesfield deal.
Jakub Sokolik has been picked up by Torquay on a free transfer following his release from Plymouth Argyle. He left Home Park by mutual consent at the end of January.
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