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Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 01 Mar 2018

Stelling appeals for more Hartlepool investment

Jeff Stelling has appealed for partners to invest in a consortium to take over his boyhood club Hartlepool United.

Stelling and a Teesside businessman are willing to invest £1.2 million but need another £600,000 to ensure the club a stable financial future.

Stelling said: “We can’t afford to find ourselves in the same position 12 months from now.

“We need sufficient funding in place to guarantee the clubs long-term future. Our money is there and waiting if we can find the extra funds, but time is running out.”

The ‘beast’ causes midweek postponements

As a tide of bad weather travels through the country, the National League’s midweek fixtures were the latest to be hit. Both Boreham Wood vs Maidenhead United and Guiseley vs Barrow were postponed due to a frozen pitch.

With the arctic conditions continuing, there will be a race against time to ensure Saturday’s nine fixtures go ahead.

Wrexham sign striker on loan

Wrexham have signed striker Simon Ainge from Harrogate Town on loan for the rest of the season. The 30-year-old began his career at centre-back and joined National League North side Harrogate Town in 2016.

His position change from centre-back to striker came after an injury crisis, where he was put up front and scored 33 goals in the calendar year of 2017.

“There were one or two possibilities during the last month or so, but when Wrexham came in this was just the sort of opportunity that I was looking for,” said Ainge.

By Molly Hudson

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