By all accounts he's not fit, he's had an op after a shoulder injury but he's here for next season. Will probably be a bench player for the remainder of this season and make a push for a start next season.If he’s not injured, too good for NLN. Hasn’t played much in the last couple of seasons but he’s just what we’re missing, a combative creative midfielder.
Probably a bit of a split among Barrow fans, as he was raw but knew where the goal was. Carlisle fans, however, rate him as one of the worst strikers they've had... They stuck him in defence for a bit.We’ve brought Richie Bennett in from Port Vale for an undisclosed fee.
Finally in March we have a an actual striker who looks good enough for this level.
The fee obviously helped and he’s worked with the big nasty man Jim Gannon at Northwich where he started to get his career back on track.Surprising move as we might need him with Cullen injury prone and Pope still potentially to get a long ban, seems crazy when we are deep in a play off challenge and may rely on Jordan Archer!
He’s alright, doesn’t hold the ball up very well for a big man or head a ball but has a thunderous strike and had got a few goals early season for us.
I can only assume we know Pope isn’t going to get banned (certainly this season) it wouldn’t make sense especially for 20 grand which isn’t money we desperately need.The fee obviously helped and he’s worked with the big nasty man Jim Gannon at Northwich where he started to get his career back on track.
If you’re relying on Archer then you’re completely screwed - he’s a top half National North striker at best.
If Bennett can repeat the 16 goals he got at this level with Barrow then I’ll be happy enough.
EBBSFLEET UNITED have confirmed they will not be renewing contracts of seven players when they expire this summer.
Goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore; defenders Andre Blackman, Ayo Obileye and Aswad Thomas; midfielders Alex Lawless, Sean Shields and striker Tomi Adeloye have all left Stonebridge Road after receiving phone calls from manager Kevin Watson.
Defender and club captain Jack King has announced his retirement at the age of 34.
alsoThey have added Weymouth forward Abdulai Baggie and Hungerford Town defender Joe Tomlinson
Sam Ashford is meanwhile EFL bound after Crawley Town made their move.
The Hemel Hempstead man scored 15 times in 31 starts last term and he moves into pro football, subject to a medical