Blue Square Bet
Published 20th July 2012
.....central defender Scott Leather.
Manchester-born, 19-year-old Leather figured for just 29 minutes on his Altrincham debut in Tuesday night's friendly against Morecambe but it was obviously enough to confirm the impression gained from training that he would be a very useful addition to the playing staff.
Amongst Leather's admirers as a defender are former Alty striker Colin Little, who used to work at the Crewe Alexandra academy, where Scott spent some eight years until he moved on to Preston North End in 2009.
Leather made two League appearances at Deepdale but was released by Preston at the end of last season.
Earlier this summer he had a trial with Conference Premier outfit Barrow AFC and, as recently as last week, was involved in the Bluebirds' game with Welsh Premier side Airbus UK Broughton.