Hinsley and Donaldson move to Hyde

Hyde United have confirmed the signings of Tony Donaldson and Luke Hinsley, as well as the news that Liam Hardy and Ethan Beckford have signed new deals.

Midfielder Donaldson, 23, arrives from Ramsbottom United and has previously played for Colne and Marine in the NPL, while Hinsley was formerly at Matlock Town.

Former Buxton striker Hardy is a seasoned player at this level and Beckford becomes the final retention to be confirmed.

Manager David McGurk said: “Liam was a big signing for us last season and we delighted he has committed for this season. We know what he’s about, if we can give him the right service he will score the goals we need to be challenging the top end of the table.

“Ethan is another one we haven’t seen much of with the season being cut short. He’s young with an abundance of strength and pace and he’s hungry to impress.

“Luke gives us a different option at the top end of the pitch. He’s caused our centre half’s all sorts of problems with his physical presence when we have played against him over the years.

“He’s another player who can score goals and we now have great competition at the top end of the pitch.

“Tony been on our radar since impressing us when playing for Colne in a pre season game two years ago.

“He gives us something a little bit different to what we have in midfield or in wide positions and he can play in both. He’s technically very good and is a very intelligent player. We feel we can improve his game further and I expect him to be a big player for us."

Hyde start their pre-season campaign against Huddersfield Under 23s on Friday July 9.

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