FC Halifax Town will be hoping for a dream late Christmas present as they travel to Macclesfield Town on Boxing Day.
They will go to the Moss Rose on the back of two successive victories against Aldershot Town and Chester, as they attempt to get their Vanarama National League campaign back on track.
While the team prepare for the game, here is some news from around the league.
We begin at Hartlepool United, where after 6 months in charge, their owner has put the club up for sale.
In a statement released by the side, they detailed the necessity for further investment from outside sources after settling many of the ‘legacy issues’ inherited from the previous owners.
The problems left have been further exacerbated by the relegation to the Vanarama National League, prompting The Pools to release the statement, in a bid to attract investment and take Hartlepool to the next level.
Despite some interest, there they are yet to receive a real offer.
There has been some unfortunate news this week, as Yado Mambo has been forced to announce his early retirement from the game.
Upon the advice of medical professionals, the Ebbsfleet United man cut his playing career short after seriously injuring his knee in his side’s encounter against Wrexham.
Mambo represented The Fleet 46 times over 3 spells with the side and will become a member of the match day staff, starting on Boxing Day’s fixture against Bromley.
The defender gained online notoriety after a social campaign to give him the number 5 went viral, leading to the club printing a one-off shirt referencing the famous Lou Bega banger. The garment helped raise over £3,500, with the proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK.
Boreham Wood have spoiled their fans with two early gifts this weekend, following the signings of two players.
The first signing came in the form of Noah Chesmain, who said he was ‘chuffed’ at the prospect of playing some first team football at Meadow Park.
A left back by trade, Paul Garrard’s have signed the Millwall man on a short term loan.
The Lions academy graduate has experienced non-league football already, after having a spell on loan at Welling United.
The Wood followed this up with the capture of Aaron Jarvis from SkyBet League Two outfit Luton Town.
Upon signing on a months loan, the striker insisted he was focused upon taking the opportunity presented to him by the club ‘with both hands’.
Luton signed Jarvis from Basingstoke Town after the now 19 year old took the Evo-Stik League South Premier by storm last season.
Last year saw him strike for The Dragons on 17 occasions.
Solihull Moors have also strengthened with a double signing, as they aim to escape the relegation zone in 2018.
They recently announced the loan signing of Jack Storer from SkyBet Championship side Birmingham City.
The 19 year old will stay at the Moors over the next month.
The striker signed his first professional contract at Stevenage after spending some of his youth career at Birmingham and Wolverhampton Wanderers, before returning to St. Andrews last season.
This followed the signing of Ben Frempah. The 22 year old defender has previously played for Scottish Premier League side Ross County, as well as being on the books at Leicester City.
That is all the news for now. Everybody at FC Halifax Town hopes you have a wonderful Christmas time.
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