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Andy Campbell, the new manager of Ebac Northern League First Division club West Auckland Town, has been extremely busy since taking the post recently.

He has appointed his backroom staff with assistant Richie Storr and coach Phil Laverick both following a now well-worn path from Campbell`s former club, Norton & Stockton Ancients.

Storr is a experienced Northern League player whose former clubs include Thornaby, Guisborough Town, Spennymoor Town and Norton.

Laverick is a oen-time Frickley Athletic, Hemsworth Miners Welfare and Norton keeper who has also managed Barnard Castle Glaxo and Coxhoe Athletic in the Wearside League.

Meanwhile, busy Campbell has made five more new signings to add to his early recruits, Lee Farrington and David Knight, both from Norton.

Signing number three, 23-year-old defender Matthew Bell, who has also joined the club from newly-promoted Norton.

He had re-joined Norton in March from Billingham Synthonia.

Signing number four is 24-year-old midfielder Jack Proctor, also from Campbell`s former club, Norton.

Number five is 24-year-old former Carlisle United midfielder John Seaton joined West Auckland, also from Norton.

Seaton was originally with Middlesbrough as a youngster and was being hotly pursued by Premiership clubs when he signed for Carlisle at the age of 15.

He went on to play for Whitby Town and Marske United before joining Norton.

Summer signing number six is experienced 31-year-old centre-back Joe Kendrick from Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division sode Blyth Spartans.

The well-travelled Kendrick joined Spartans in February 2012 having previously served the likes of Newcastle United, TSV 1860 Munchen, Darlington, Torquay United, Tamworth, Workington, Newcastle Blue Star, Drogheda United, PFC Neftchi, Sligo Rovers, Drogheda United, Bray Wanderers and Mansfield.

Signing number seven is former Darlington and York striker Chris Dickinson, 20, who has joined West from Scottish League side Annan Athletic.

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