Guiseley AFC: Bower confirms second new summer signing

Will Hatfield in action for Accrington Stanley.
Will Hatfield in action for Accrington Stanley.
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Guiseley AFC manager Mark Bower has confirmed his second new signing of the summer with the capture of midfielder Will Hatfield.

The versatile midfielder joins defender Adam Lockwood at Nethermoor for the new season, alongside the bulk of last season’s promotion-winning squad, having spent time in the Vanarama National League with FC Halifax Town in recent seasons.

The former Leeds United and Accrington Stanley man, 23, will also be joined by Steve Dickinson next term with the goalkeeper signing his new deal as player-coach today.

Mark Bower said: “I’m delighted to be able to get Will on board for the coming season.

“He’s young, hungry, has great quality and can play in a variety of positions so I’m sure he’ll prove a key part of our squad.

“Steve always made it clear he wanted to stay at the club but to have his future secured, as both a player and as goalkeeping coach, is a massive plus as well.”

The news comes just days after the Lions announced that Steven Drench, Wayne Brooksby and Oli Johnson had all signed new contracts ahead of the new season.