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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 6 Mar 2017
Posted in First Team

With midweek fixtures approaching including FC Halifax Town’s rearranged Tuesday night trip to the East Midlands to face Alfreton Town, here is the latest news around the Vanarama National League North…

Tuesday’s opponents Alfreton saw their match against Stalybridge postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. A rearranged date will be confirmed in due course.

Gainsborough Trinity winger Gavin Rothery has signed for Bradford Park Avenue on a loan deal until the end of the season, reuniting with former manager Mark Bower with whom he featured for Guiseley until last campaign.

FC United of Manchester have re-signed centre-half Cedric Krou, who previously played for the club in 2014. Krou has spent the last year at Latvian side BFC Daugavpils, who were recently relegated from their native top division.
Alfreton have signed Wes Atkinson on loan from Notts County for at least the next month. The defender has previously played for West Bromwich Albion, Eastleigh and Gateshead.

Altrincham have made an intriguing new recruit, in the shape of goalkeeper and former WWE wrestler Stuart Tomlinson. Former Crewe and Burton stopper Tomlinson, 31, made his WWE NXT debut in 2014 but was released from his wrestling contract in 2016 without a televised appearance.  He now returns to football with Alty.

Salford City have also made a goalkeeping signing, bringing in Manchester-born Greg Hartley from United States outfit Chattanooga FC. Hartley, 26, began his career in the Manchester City youth academy where he won the 2008 FA Youth Cup alongside the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Kieran Trippier. Having spent five years in America, even netting eight goals as a goalkeeper, Hartley joins promotion hopefuls Salford back near his roots.

Young midfielder David Morgan has joined table-toppers AFC Fylde from fellow Vanarama North side Nuneaton Town. 22-year-old Morgan started off with Nottingham Forest, and arrives at Mill Farm hoping to kickstart his rise back up the leagues.

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