Vanarama National League North club Southport have completed the permanent transfer of 26-year-old forward Josh Hine from Evo-Stik League Premier side Warrington Town.
Joining for his third spell at the club, Hine played for the Sandgrounders at youth level, before re-joining from Clitheroe under Liam Watson in 2012.
Southport-born, Hined was educated at Birkdale High School. A keen cricketer, he has also represented local club S&B as well as serving in the RAF.
Hine joined Warrington during this past summer after a prolific two-year spell at Chorley attracted the interest of Salford City, for whom he signed for an undisclosed fee.
He has also played for a number of North-West based clubs, including Burscough and Skelmersdale United, consistently scoring goals throughout his career.
He has two Evo-Stik First Division North titles to his name with Chorley and Skelmersdale.
New Southport boss Kevin Davies told his club`s official website: “I am delighted that Josh Hine has agreed to join Southport. He has a proven goal record at this level and has proven to be a match winner on many occasions. He is a player who joins us with a point to prove and has impressed me with his attitude.
“He is a Southport lad and if he plays on Saturday I am sure it will be a very proud moment for him and his family. He has a strong desire to be successful and I am sure everyone here at the club will make him feel very welcome. I want there to be competition for places in every position in my team, Josh’s pace and power adds a different dimension to our attack”.
We have completed the permanent transfer of 26-year-old forward Josh Hine from Warrington Town pic.twitter.com/CotV0bGZvw
— Southport FC (@southport_fc) November 3, 2017