MOSSLEY boss Dave Wild has been left looking for his fourth assistant in less than a year after Paul Phillips quite Seel Park this afternoon (Friday) to take over as manager of Matlock Town.
The move represents a Derbyshire treble for the former goalkeeper who has also been in charge at Glossop North End and Buxton.
“It was only a short stay but Phillo did a lot for and I’ve benefited greatly from his experience and help,” said Wild. “I want to thank him for everything he did and wish him well for the future. I’m sure he’ll be a success at Causeway Lane.”
At the end of last season, Terry Hincks quit as the Lilywhites’ number-two. Over the summer he was replaced by John Flanagan, who resigned in November. Phillips took the post just before Christmas.
Szymon Czubik returns for tomorrow’s game at Widnes in the BetVictor NPL first division north west having been signed on loan from Stockport County until the end of the campaign. The Polish-born striker made ten appearances for Mossley last year.
Wild has also brought in 18-year-old midfielder Sam Kilner from Buxton. Ben Richardson has moved to Ramsbottom United.
Mossley have a full squad except for Godwin Abadaki who has a dislocated shoulder.
Right-sided player Matthew Williams has gone from Seel Park to the Butchers Arms, signing for DROYLSDEN alongside midfielder Keano Deacon from Burgess Hill.
The two players are needed to strengthen a side where Harry Noren, Andreas Bianga and Jack Kay were all injured in training last night (Thursday) and will miss the trip to fellow midtable outfit City of Liverpool.
In the first division south west, GLOSSOP NORTH END will have to take on third-placed Cleethorpes Town at Surrey Street without Bakari Coulibali, who is unavailable, and Will Hartshorne and Ali Sheriff who are injured.
Jordan Fitton has broken a metatarsal and could be out for six weeks.
Keenan Quansah returns after missing Tuesday’s draw with Worksop, and co-managers Peter Band and Lloyd Morrison have made a double signing, bringing in defender Jack O’Leary from Stalybridge Celtic and Swedish striker Alexander Rosenberg from Taby FK.
Wideman Jamal Crawford has joined CURZON ASHTON who travel to Hereford in National League North fresh from their impressive 4-0 victory over Farsley Celtic last Saturday. The pacey former Hyde United player has impressed manager Mark Bradshaw in training.
Andy Halls is back in contention after completing a two-match ban but Andy Scott, who made an impressive cameo against Farsley after coming on as a sub — scoring one goal and making another — is back at Accrington having completed his loan.
Bradshaw was keen to keep him longer but was unable to reach agreement with the League One club.
It’s been a very busy day at STALYBRIDGE CELTIC where manager Simon Haworth has organised several loan moves in and out of the club ahead of Nantwich Town’s visit to Bower Fold in the BetVictor NPL premier division.
Celtic’s impressive run through December has come to a halt with a 3-0 reverse at Atherton and a 3-2 home defeat by Basford after they held a 2-0 lead with 30 minutes left.
Haworth brings in Southport midfielder Paddy Lacey, and striker Glenn “Ethan” Walker and midfielder Adam O’Reilly from Preston.
Neil Kengni, so often a star man for the Bridge, has gone to Marine and Jack O’Leary moves to Glossop.
Striker Craig Hobson remains sidelined with a broken foot.
Speaking to the club website, Haworth described himself as thrilled to sign Lacey, adding that fans can expect to see two more signings.
He said: “ I feel we’ve hit a bit of a wall and things need freshening up. There will be a couple more signings that I wasn’t able to get over the line this week. I feel we need four or five new faces.
“I’m thrilled to have signed Paddy Lacey. He’s a proper, proper footballer — a real leader who takes no nonsense from his own team or the opposition. I feel that’s what we need.”
ASHTON UNITED’s three-game unbeaten run faces a stiff test as they face second-placed Lancaster City at Hurst Cross. Manager Mike Clegg, who held a supporters’ question-and-answer session tonight, has a full — and confident — squad to call on.
After winning their Cheshire Senior Cup tie at Winsford on Monday, HYDE UNITED will be hoping they can end their run of league defeats by beating Grantham at Ewen Fields.
Dan Turner, who turned down a seven-day approach from a fellow premier division club earlier this week, is definitely out. Fellow striker Chris Sharp is doubtful.
Manager Dave McGurk has signed attacking midfielder Iliman Ndiaye on a youth loan from Sheffield United and Guiseley’s former FC United and Ashton United keeper Lloyd Allinson. Allison comes in for Luke Mewitt who has been recalled by Huddersfield Town.