Experienced defender Danny Ellis has joined Harrogate Town from Yorkshire rivals Guiseley.
Ellis was part of the Guiseley side that won the Conference North play-offs last season, cluminating in their 3-2 come-from-behind Conference final victory over Chorley. However, the 29-year-old has decided against making the step up into the newly branded Vanarama National League and left the West Yorkshire outfit at the end of the campaign.
Amongst the silverware collected, Ellis won the West Riding County Cup twice, the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup, the Northern Premier League and the Conference North Play-Offs.
The defender is Simon Weaver’s second signing of the week after former Crewe Alexandra winger Brandon Daniels arrived on Monday. Crewe’s neighbours Stoke, meanwhile, remain optimistic of tying down Asmir Begovic to a new contract but chief executive Tony Scholes admits he does not yet know whether the goalkeeper is interested in re-signing.
Speculation about the future of the Bosnia international, who is entering the final year of his current deal, began to increase when manager Mark Hughes left him out for three matches towards the end of the season, though Hughes insisted it was a pre-planned move.