Salford lad Liam Hogan is the Vanarama National League North club Salford City’s second new signing of the summer, joining from National League outfit Gateshead on a three-year deal.
Twenty-eight-year-old central defender Hogan started his career with Woodley Sports (now renamed Stockport Town) but left in 2010 to sign for then Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division FC Halifax Town.
At the end of his first season at The Shay Halifax were crowned champions and Hogan went on to represent the club for two seasons at Conference (National League) North level.
In May 2013 Hogan’s contract with The Shaymen expired and turned professional with then-League Two club Fleetwood Town.
A loan spell with Macclesfield Town followed and he was transferred to Tranmere Rovers during the 2015/16 season.
Last summer, Hogan moved to the North East, signing for Gateshead where he was appointed club captain before the start of the 2016/17 campaign.
Primarily used as a central defender during his career, Hogan can also operate at right-back and his quality and wealth of experience will be vital to Salford’s 2017/18 promotion push.