The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 7th June 2012
....of the summer after pulling off a triple transfer coup.
The Magpies chief has snapped up highly-rated full-back Kieran Walmsley from league rivals Kendal Town, and Blue Square Bet North outfit FC Halifax Town`s defender/midfielder Simon Garner.
Goalkeeper Andy Robertson has also agreed to join the club from NPL First Division North side Trafford.
Delighted with his new recruits, Flitcroft said: “These are three great additions to the squad.
“Kieran Walmsley is an attacking right-back with great quality on the ball.
“He spent the second half of last season on loan at Altrincham and they wanted to sign him permanently but he’s turned them down - and AFC Fylde too - to sign for us instead.
“Simon Garner is another player I rate extremely highly. He can play at left-back or in the centre of midfield and, like Kieran, he has great quality on the ball.
“Halifax offered him a deal to stay there but he wanted to play closer to home. Fylde were also after him too but I’m delighted to say he’s agreed to come here.
“Andy Robertson is another player I’ve admired for a while. He’s 6`4” and a really commanding presence so we’ve now got two top keepers at the club in him and Russ Saunders, which is important because it’s vital we have competition for places in all areas.”
Flitcroft also confirmed that defender Ally Brown has left the club.
He added: “I’d like to thank Ally for his contribution and wish him well for the future.”