Two more signings on trials day

Tim ChannonFirst Team

MANAGER Paul Moore has completed two more signings after an excellent training and trials day at the ground.

Former Tranmere Rovers defender Louis Corrigan returns for a second spell at the Bay from Warrington Town and 19-year-old left back George Mannion, who has been with Mossley and Prescot Cables and spent last pre-season at Salford City, has also agreed terms.

Before being hit by injury, Corrigan made 12 appearances for the Bay in their 2009/10 promotion season, after Neil Young signed him and Luke Denson following their release by Tranmere, and has been at Warrington for most of the time since then, interrupted by short spells at Skelmersdale United and in Australia.

Manager Paul Moore (right) with key signing Chris Gaghan

Manager Paul Moore (right) with key signing Chris Gaghan

So far seven players are signed up for next season, Josh Sumner and Steve Wilson from last season’s squad, plus forwards Chris Gaghan and Rhys Bowers and midfielder Will Booth, along with Corrigan and Mannion.

The manager will continue talks with Cory Williams, Luke Denson and Shaun Dowling when they return from holiday and has a few other irons in the fire.

Over 20 players turned up for the training and trials day with the experienced Chris Gaghan  in particular taking the eye as he helped his team to a 4-0 win.

Chris scored 88 goals in 250 appearances for Warrington and said: “It was a tough decision to leave after some great times at Warrington, but I am really looking forward to the season and a new challenge.

“I know Paul (Moore) and Phil (Hadland) well and if we get the right mix of players then I am sure we can have a good season. I wouldn’t have come here if I thought I would be in a struggling side.”

Pre-season training starts in earnest on June 21st.

Action from today's training match.

Action from today’s training match.