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One Defender In – One Out At Skem

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Ahead of Saturday`s Evo-Stik League North opener at Brighouse Town, Skelmersdale United have strengthened their back-line with the signing of Callum Jones.

Jones joins the club after impressing on trial against Bootle last week and officially began his United career in Saturday’s win over Gresley FC.

He has played for Ramsbottom United, Trafford and Atherton Collieries in the past and spent last season as part of the Congleton Town set-up which saw him claim the managers` player of the year award at the Hallmark Security League outfit before initially signing on at Bamber Bridge earlier in the summer.

Jones said: “I am happy to sign for Skem and looking forward to what will hopefully be an exciting and successful season.”

United manager Alan Rogers commented: “Callum is a leader and played against Bootle (Tuesday) straight from the hospital bed which tells you all about the character of the lad and is a huge plus for us.”

Meanwhile, young defender Cameron Glennon is leaving Skem as he departs for a four-year scholarship in West Virginia, USA.

The opportunity came as Glennon was scouted while playing for Liverpool Football College in their successful Dallas Cup campaign back in April.

He made eleven appearances in his debut season for United last season, scoring one goal – a superb header in the 3-1 home loss to Sutton Coldfield Town – https://youtu.be/Mje1JP5vszo?t=28s.

He made his final appearance for United on Saturday as a substitute against Gresley.

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