Three Things Missed This Week

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 11 Jan 2018

Aside from our own doubleheader in both league and cup, there were other stories floating around the National League this week. Here are three you may have missed.

Pools in trouble

Financial uncertainty has hit football again this week and this time it concerns last season’s relegated side, Hartlepool United.

The North-East club, who have already played the Silkmen twice this season, have struggled so far in their first campaign at this level – sitting 17th after 28 games.

However, they have now been given until January 25th to raise £200,000 to pay bills and staff before they face a battle with administration..

Chester sign former Port Vale man

Chester have made an addition to their battle for survival by signing former Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra midfielder Gary Roberts.

Roberts, who has also played for Rotherham United and Yeovil Town, is known for a long history of problems off the field. However, Chester have now moved to sign the midfielder as they look to pull clear from the bottom of the table.

You can see Gary in action when Chester visit Moss Ross on Easter Monday.

Torquay made double addition

Another side that looks to be facing a relegation battle this season are Torquay United. They sit 11 points adrift as it stands.

However, they have now moved to aid their own troubles by making the double signings of Conrad Balatoni and Reece Mitchell.

Balatoni has been a free agent since leaving Scottish Championship side Falkirk, whilst Mitchell has been without a club since having his contract terminated at Chesterfield earlier this month.

‘The Gulls’ will be hoping for an instant impact from both of them if they are to remain a National League club next season.

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