Defenders added to Yellows squad

Two defenders were added to Mark Beesley’s squad ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup trip to Morpeth Town.

Teddy Mfuni and Declan Walker have signed for Warrington Town to provide competition for places.

Both could make their home debuts in the club’s FA Cup replay against Morpeth on Tuesday night.

Mfuni, 18, was released by Preston North End in the summer and played at Cantilever Park for Blackpool Under 23s in the pre-season friendly against the Yellows in July.

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He spent time on loan in the Northern Premier League with Witton Albion last season, and has had trials with Football League clubs in the summer.

Right-back Walker, 30, hails from Warrington and made his debut as a substitute in the 2-2 draw at the weekend.

His former clubs include Rylands, Matlock Town and Stalybridge Celtic.

Yellows boss Mark Beesley said: “Teddy’s someone we’ve been interested in for about six weeks. It’s been a bit drawn-out but with us only having two centre-halves, we wanted another one to put pressure on them. I’m thankful we’ve been able to get that one over the line.

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“Dec became available in the middle of last week and we saw it as a good opportunity to bring a good player and character into our squad.

“He can play a variety of positions, he’s a local lad and a good player. To bring someone in of his calibre will only enhance the squad.”

Meanwhile, left-back Lewis Sinnott has joined Bootle following their appointment of Steve McNulty as manager.

Mitch Duggan is due to return from suspension for the trip to Stafford Rangers on Tuesday 13 September.

Photo credit: Preston North End / Warrington Rylands

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