Thursday, August 03, 2006


Source: Halifax Courier

HALIFAX Town have swooped to sign FC United of Manchester striker Steve Torpey.

The 24-year-old caught Town boss Chris Wilder's eye with a superb performance in Tuesday evening's friendly at the Shay which included a stunning 30 yard strike.

And Wilder has moved swiftly to snap up the player, who was expected to complete his move to Halifax today.

A former England schoolboy international, Torpey was at Liverpool's Academy for three years but eventually moved on to current Division One outfit Port Vale, where he made one league appearance.

In 2002, he moved into non-league football when he signed for Merseyside outfit Prescot Cables, and he returned to Cables after a spell with Town's Conference rivals Altrincham.

He joined FC United shortly after their formation last summer and made an immediate impact, scoring in the pre-season win at Flixton and going on to bag 17 goals in 32 appearances as the team romped to the North West Counties League Division Two title last season.