Northwich Victoria have completed the signing of a third goalkeeper – former Farsley Celtic stopper Curtis Aspden.
The 21 year old has spent the past season-and-a-half with Celtic since joining from Hull City where he completed his Apprenticeship. He has also had loan spells with Harrogate Town and Scarborough.
Vics manager Andy Preece feels his experience at Step 2 will be a big benefit to the club and told the Northwich Guardian:
“Curtis has experience of playing at this level, which is invaluable. It means we’ve now got three keepers on our books, but with James Coates out injured I felt we needed cover.”
“It’s something that might have to be dealt with further down the line though.”
Coates looks set to miss the start of the season due to a thigh injury, while teenager Kyle Clancy – a former Blackpool Apprentice – is also currently sidelined with a similar problem.