Three New Signings For Macclesfield Town

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Mon 15 Jan 2018

Macclesfield Town Football Club are delighted to announce the arrival of three new signings.

The Football Club has this afternoon completed the signings of Plymouth Argyle striker Nathan Blissett, Forest Green Rovers right-back Callum Evans and Southport centre-back Adam Dugdale.

Blissett and Evans, have joined for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign whilst Dugdale will spend the next month with the Silkmen.

The Football Club are delighted to be able to make these signings at this time and are thankful for the support the Silkmen Campaign Fund provided towards the financial commitment of the new arrivals.

The trio will all be available to make their Macclesfield debuts in Saturday’s trip to AFC Fylde.

Here is a little bit more information about our signings.

Nathan Blissett

6ft 4in centre-forward who looks to use his height and power to lead the line. 

Nathan’s eye-catching spell at Evostik League Division One South side Romulus propelled him to Kidderminster Harriers in 2012. From there, he had loan spells at Cambridge United, Hednesford Town and Bristol Rovers, eventually joining the latter on a permanent basis.

He was part of the Rovers team promoted to the EFL in 2014-15, then had loan spells at Tranmere Rovers and Lincoln City before arriving at Torquay. He went to score 12 goals in 41 games for Torquay and his form saw him move to Plymouth in the 2017 January transfer window.

27-year-old Blissett was regular in the Argyle squad for the opening months of this season but will now move to the Silkmen for the remainder of this season.

Callum Evans

A name that will be familiar to Macclesfield fans, Callum had a loan spell with the Silkmen during the 2016/17 campaign that was unfortunately cut short due to an injury.

The 22-year-old progressed through the ranks at Barnsley and made three first-team appearances for the club.

In February of last year Evans made a loan move to the Silkmen in order to get more minutes and helped Macclesfield to back-to-back victories before picking up an injury and returning to Oakwell.

After leaving Barnsley last summer Evans made the switch to League Two newcomers Forest Green.

He hasn’t been able to find regular football with FGR this term and had a loan spell with Torquay in the Autumn, featuring in Macclesfield’s 1-0 victory at Plainmoor in late September.

After returning to the New Lawn, Evans featured in the New Year’s Day game against Wycombe but will now link up with the Silkmen for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign.

Adam Dugdale

Experienced central defender who joins on a short-term loan from Southport. Dugdale joined the Vanarama National League North side last summer but has found himself on the fringe of the squad in recent weeks.

The 30-year-old comes with plenty of experience in his career.  He progressed through the academy at Crewe Alexandra and after spells with the likes of Barrow and Telford returned to Crewe in the summer of 2010.

He went to play a key role in helping the club to promotion from League Two in 2012 and then went on to join Tranmere Rovers and Morecambe.

In the summer of 2016 Dugdale joined National League Eastleigh and after 20 appearances he joined Southport last summer in a bid to move back to his native Liverpool.

Dugdale will now link up with John Askey’s side for the next few weeks to add competition for places in the heart of the Macclesfield defence. 

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