As FC Halifax Town prepare to take on Wrexham AFC at the MBi Shay Stadium this Tuesday, here are some news stories from around the Vanarama National League.
England C team manager Paul Fairclough has called up 22 players to take part in a training camp, with Dagenham & Redbridge being the most represented.
The camp, which will take place on October 8th and 10th, will allow the coach to prepare his side for the upcoming International Challenge Trophy Final against Slovakia.
Those reporting from the Daggers will be Fejiri Okenabirhie, Matt Robinson and Sam Ling.
Morgan Ferrier, who has scored four goals in the National League this season, also makes the cut.
Joining them will be Aldershot Town players Cheye Alexander, Jim Kellerman and Jake Gallagher. The latter will be picking up his tenth England C cap against the Slovakians.
Woking duo Josh Staunton and Joe Ward have also been called up.
Other inclusions from the Vanarama National League clubs are Boreham Wood goalkeeper Grant Smith, Sutton’s Louis John, Barrow’s Dan Jones, Maidstone United’s Alex Wynter, Josh Rees of Bromley and Ebbsfleet United striker Darren McQueen.
Wrexham’s 1-0 derby win over rivals Tranmere Rovers has been sullied after three fans were charged.
The three men, all from the Welsh town, were arrested for their roles in a pitch invasion that followed the victory at Prenton Park.
“The majority of Tranmere and Wrexham fans went to the game to enjoy it for what it was – a football match between two passionate clubs,” Merseyside Police Superintendent Ian Hassall told the Daily Post.
“Sadly, a relatively small minority of spectators attempt to spoil the game for others but the police will not tolerate this kind of behaviour.
Elsewhere in the league, Hartlepool United have announced the signing of free agent forward James Thorne.
The former Manchester City and Nottingham Forest youngster has joined the Pools on an initial three-month deal, which could be extended to until the end of the season.
He will be looking to improve upon his previous stint in the Vanarama National League, failing to find the net in the six appearances he made while on a month-long loan at Macclesfield Town.
The 21-year-old has been handed the number 10 shirt.
Barrow have also been busy on the transfer front, signing Chris Clements from Grimsby Town on a three-month loan deal.
The Mariners’ midfielder dropped down from the Sky Bet League Two in pursuit of more playing time, after finding it hard to come by at Blundell Park.
He reunites with former team mate Adi Yussuf and ex-Grimsby assistant Micky Moore, who replaced Paul Cox and has been given the job on a permanent basis.
While his old team is signing players, Cox is hoping to do the same at his current job.
The Guiseley manager is looking for more additions to add to his struggling side, after admitting that they were lacking depth.
“Before the game last week, we barely had 16 fit players, so we have got to make sure we are covered appropriately,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“Over the next seven to ten days, I think that there will be a few more coming in. I think that will be key.”
There will be live updates alongside match commentary available on the club website if you are unable to make it to our home game against Wrexham.
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