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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Thu 18 Jan 2018
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After bowing out of the FA Trophy with a 4-1 loss to Maidenhead, Halifax will return to league fixtures when they host Leyton Orient at the Shay on Saturday. Let’s see how events are shaping around the Vanarama National League.

Macclesfield Town Football Club have announced the arrival of three new signings.

The Silkmen have completed the signings of Plymouth Argyle striker Nathan Blissett, Forest Green Rovers right-back Callum Evans and Southport centre-back Adam Dugdale.

Blissett and Evans, have joined for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign whilst Dugdale will spend the next month with the Silkmen.

The trio will all be available to make their Macclesfield debuts in Saturday’s trip to AFC Fylde.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates has moved to bring in on a long loan one of his targets, with Blackpool’s Scott Quigley joining for the rest of the season.

The Seasiders initially signed Scott from Welsh Premier League Champions The New Saints for an initial fee of £35,000, potentially rising to £50,000, when he moved to the League One club last summer – a record sale for the selling club.

The 25-year-old forward agreed a two-year contract at Bloomfield Road, with the Tangerines holding an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.

Dagenham and Redbridge have announced “Following discussions with the Metropolitan Police, the club’s Safety Officer has decided not to allow home supporters admittance to the A13 Steel Stand for the Aldershot Town game on Saturday 10th February for safety reasons.”

Maidenhead have announced that Joe Pigott has completed his move to AFC Wimbledon today.

The striker has signed a deal with the League One club this morning after agreeing terms over the weekend.

He made a final appearance for his hometown club during Saturday’s 2-1 win over Heybridge Swifts.

Pigott joined the Stones last January, initially on-loan from Cambridge United, before signing a deal last summer. He made 51 appearances, scoring 20 goals.

Barrow’s Club Director Ian Rainford has stepped down from his role at the club after several years of service.

Ian has been a volunteer at the club for many years, even as far back as 1999 when he was part of the survival fund, helping to secure the clubs future at Holker Street at one of the club’s lowest times.

He was appointed as a director in December 2015 and has worked in a fans liaison role since, taking fans concerns and bridging the gap between the supporters and the board. His efforts have been greatly appreciated by the club and supporters alike over the years.

Solihull Moors have announced the signing of versatile defender Tyrone Williams from Kidderminster Harriers on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old, comfortable at centre back and right back, was a graduate of the Harriers academy after signing his first professional contract in 2013.

The Moors have also announced that Shepherd Murombedzi has today left Moors by mutual agreement.

“Shep” advised Mark Yates before Christmas that for personal reasons he needed to be closer to his family in Oxford but agreed to play on over the festive period and new year.

Shepherd, born in Harari, Zimbabwe, was a late summer signing in 2016 having played for Hayes and Yeading after he left Torquay United.

He played as a junior for Manchester United before being snapped up by Reading where over a period of two years he made the Under 21 squad.

Finally, Guiseley have extended the loan signing of Nottingham Forest youngster Adam Crookes until the end of the season.

Crookes, 20, initially joined on a one-month loan. He can play at the back or in midfield, and was a regular captain of the Forest Under-18 side which finished top of their division in 2015-16 and reached the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup.

That’s all for this week, we’ll see you this weekend for the clash against Leyton Orient. Enjoy the game.


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