Source: Manchester Evening News
June 07, 2010
FC United boss Karl Marginson has significantly boosted his firepower by signing prolific striker Mike Norton from neighbours Curzon Ashton.
Norton, 29, bagged 41 goals for the Nash last term, taking his Curzon career total past 200, but has now opted for a fresh challenge with the rebel Reds after tasting defeat in the UniBond North promotion play-offs for the third year running.
“I felt things were going a bit stale for me at Curzon and, being a big United fan, playing for FC United will be the next best thing,” he said.
“Maybe I could have gone a bit higher up, but I’ll get to play in a United kit and the fans sing United songs. I’m really looking forward to that and, hopefully, I can help them get promoted to Blue Square North.”
ALTRINCHAM have been buoyed by their England C international star Shaun Densmore signing up for another season at Moss Lane.
The right-sided 21-year-old, who earned his fourth international cap against the Republic of Ireland a fortnight ago, has become the sixth member of Graham Heathcote’s squad to commit his immediate future to the Robins.
EX-ALTY midfielder Lewis Chalmers is preparing to go back to his non-League roots after being released by League Two Aldershot.
The 24-year-old former City trainee, who spent three seasons with Altrincham before helping Aldershot return to the League as 2008 Blue Square Premier champions, is on the radar of a number of Conference clubs.
STALYBRIDGE Celtic chief Jim Harvey is preparing to reveal his first batch of signings following the club’s switch to full-time status.
Only winger Greg Wilkinson and striker Connor Jennings are under contract at Bower Fold, although veteran defender Tim Ryan has agreed to stay as Harvey’s assistant. Syd White has stepped up to chief executive.
NEW Leigh Genesis manager Mark Maddox has named the club’s long-serving midfielder Andy Heald as player-coach.
CHESTER FC will have to wait another week to discover which league they’ll be playing in next season.