FC Halifax Town manager Jamie Fullarton is looking forward to seeing what loan signings Sam Graham and Jacob Hanson can bring to the squad.
The defenders, who signed from neighbours Sheffield United and Bradford City respectively, were added to the team on the non-league registration deadline day.
“Sam’s highly thought of by Sheffield United,’ Fullarton insisted.
“There were many clubs in January who wanted to take him on loan, but Chris [Wilder] felt it was best that he stayed in house. We were fortunate we have a relationship with Sheffield United that he felt it was good for Sam’s development to come in with us.
“Jacob, I’ve known for the last 4 or 5 seasons from his time at Huddersfield.
“Last year Bradford signed him and paid money for the young lad because of the potential he’s shown. He’s also at a stage where he can contribute and has played for Bradford on a few occasions this season.
“It’s great that the local clubs around our M62 corridor sees us as a viable option for their best young talent.
The former Notts County manager believes their arrival will provide more competition within the squad as well as allowing them to play football the way they want to.
“When we talk about bringing players into the squad, I’ll reiterate, the thought process is to create competition within places and prevent injuries and suspensions,” he said.
“We’ve got a number of players who deserve the opportunity to perform, but with injuries and suspensions then I think it’s important we don’t limit our choice or derail our momentum.
“I think players we are bringing in and have brought in – it’s clear to see their qualities and hopefully the lads from the Solihull game onwards will demonstrate those.
“They possess many qualities that are important for how we want to play and us moving forward in terms of how we want to play.
“I’m looking forward to them demonstrating those for us.
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