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Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division South club Gresley FC have completed the signing of defenders Mitch Hanson and Liam Guest.

A former England Youth international, Hanson, 25, started his career with Derby County and had loan spells with Port Vale and Notts County, for whom he made five League appearances, during his time at Pride Park.

A series of injuries saw him finally being released by the Rams in January 2011 and subsequently signed for Oxford United following a successful trial.

However, injuries again struck and restricted him to just two first-team games for the U`s and he was allowed to leave at the end of the 2010/11 season.

In September 2011 he signed for then Conference North side Eastwood Town, but they suffered on and off the field and were relegated, having won just four games all season.

In October 2012 Hanson was appointed joint caretaker-manager, alongside Paul Riley following the departure of former manager John Ramshaw.

Guest is a young centre-half who was released by Notts County at the end of last season after manager Chris Kiwomya decided not to offer him – and five others – professional deals.

Hanson and Guest are both included in the squad for today’s home game against Loughborough Dynamo.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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