Friday, January 09, 2009



UniBond League Premier Division club FC United of Manchester have signed experienced striker Tristram Whitman on loan from league rivals Eastwood Town.

Whitman (pictured), 29, left Arnold Town to join Doncaster Rovers, then in the Conference, in February 2000, making thirty-two appearances and scoring fifteen goals.

Since then he has flitted amongst several Conference clubs before joining Bradford Park Avenue on loan from Farsley Celtic.

At Park Avenue he was instrumental in firing the Stans into the UniBond Premier, contributing nine goals in eleven league games.

Manager Karl Marginson said: "We are glad to have Tristram on board, especially with the busy run of games heading our way. It is great to have his experience in the squad, especially his experience within this league and I hope he enjoys his time with us."

Meanwhile, Chris Baguley will be taking a break from FC United and travelling to Cyprus to continue his playing career overseas.

Marginson added: "I think this is a good decision Chris has made. It will be a better environment for him and away from distractions. We wish him all the best in Cyprus."

Defender Liam Foster has been released by the club. In a short-term measure to aid him in returning to full fitness, he has signed for UniBond Division One North side Salford City.