Two new signings as two depart

With two new signings added to the squad ahead of last night’s game at FC United, Warrington Town manager Paul Carden has confirmed two departures.

Recent signing Chris Holroyd has left the club, after making two brief substitute appearances against Mickleover and Lancaster City.

Left-back Tom Warren, who recently featured on loan at Spalding United, has also departed on a permanent basis.

Warren, 20, was a regular last season, memorably scoring a late winner in the final game against Matlock Town but failed to make an appearance in the 2020/21 campaign.

Carden said: “Sometimes there’s a fit and sometime’s there isn’t between a player and a club, and nobody signs with any intention other than to do well. I’ve known Chris a long time – since he was 19 or 20 – he’s a good lad but he needs to get a club that’s crying out for a starting striker. I just don’t think he was the right fit for us as it turned out, but those things happen.

“(Tom’s) on about going to America for a scholarship. He came back for pre-season and it just wasn’t quite happening for him. I expected a lot from him but again, these things happen.”

Arriving at Cantilever Park is left-back Eddie Clarke and experienced defender Phil Edwards.

Clarke, 21, came off the bench at half-time in the 3-1 defeat to FC United on Tuesday night to make his Yellows debut.

He was handed his professional debut by Carden at Tranmere Rovers back in 2016, and was released by Fleetwood Town in the summer, having spent spells on loan at Macclesfield Town and Stockport County.

Edwards, 34, has played more than 450 games in the Football League, notably for Accrington Stanley, Rochdale and Burton Albion.

The former Wigan junior was an unused substitute at Broadhurst Park in what was the last Yellows game before the enforced break due to lockdown.

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