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Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Thu 20 Oct 2016
Posted in First Team

Despite a quiet week on the field in the Vanarama National League North, due to the final qualifying round of the FA Cup, off-the-field there has still been plenty of talking points.

AFC Telford United have issued a statement to fans begging for their support through their time of financial hardship.

Telford says they urgently need to raise £25,000 to pay trade creditors otherwise staff on the payroll may be under threat.

“We urge everyone who cares about the club to come along to the game on Saturday. Every penny through the Turnstiles will help the club massively in the short term.”

The club does not have a winding up order against them and nor, say the club, is there one pending.

Former Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Bradford City midfielder David Syers has joined Darlington 1883 after leaving Guiseley.

The 28-year old has left the National League club after failing to maintain a regular spot in the league above, only playing twice so far this season.

Darlington manager, Martin Gray said: “David is a good player, and he has plenty of experience.”

Highly rated Rochdale teenager, James Hooper, has joined Stockport County on a one-month loan.

Hooper enjoyed a one-month loan spell at County’s rivals, FC United of Manchester earlier in the season where he scored once in three appearances.

“It’s a fantastic move for me because I used to come and watch County when I was younger”, said Hooper on the club’s website.

“I grew up in Altrincham, so to have the chance now to come here and play in front of such a massive crowd at Edgeley Park is a great opportunity for me.

Hooper will feature in Stockport’s massive FA Cup First Round clash with Woking in two weeks time.

Finally, former FC Halifax Town manager Jim Harvey has completed the signing of Andy McWilliams from league rivals Bradford Park Avenue.

The 26-year-old left back joins Altrincham to fill the void left by on-loan defender John Doherty who has returned to his parent club Leyton Orient.

McWilliams is not cup tied so can help Altrincham along their FA Cup journey along with adding strength to their league squad. 

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