Defender Niall Battersby has joined Ashton United following his release from Atherton Collieries.
Battersby made 61 appearances in all competitions during his time at Colls. However, he decided to leave the club at the end of June in search of more regular game time.
Having impressed during pre-season for Michael Clegg’s side, he will now link up with the Pitching In NPL Premier Division side ahead of their season-opener against newly-promoted Liversedge on Saturday 13 August.
He will further boost the Robins’ defensive options, with Warrington Town duo Matty Regan and James Baillie arriving at Hurst Cross earlier this summer.
Striker Callum Saunders and midfielder Ben Hough are among the other players to have committed to the club ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.