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Blue Square Bet North side Worcester City have signed utility player Dwayne Samuels from Blue Square Bet Premier outfit AFC Telford United.
The 21-year-old joined the Bucks at the start of the season following his release by league rivals Grimsby Town.
He links up with the Loyals ahead of their clash with Stalybridge Celtic at St George’s Lane.
Commenting on the signing of Samuels, Worcester boss Carl Heeley told the club’s official website: “Dwayne is a right sided player & can play right back or midfield.
“He is extremely quick and will compliment Greg Mills on the left and Michael Taylor up front.
“We have been watching him for a long time and are pleased to have him at St George’s Lane.
“With Kevin O’Connor set to miss two games and Tom Thorley struggling with a hamstring injury we need another quality player.”
Samuels started his career at West Bromwich Albion before signing for Grimsby Town in the summer of 2010 on a two-year deal.
Colwyn Bay will have four new players in their squad for Saturday’s away trip to Corby Town in the Blue Square Bet North.
Player-boss Jon Newby started a hectic week leading up to Thursday night’s transfer deadline, by signing attacking players Paul Ennis (from Northwich Vics) and Paul Collins (from Warrington Town) on permanent deals.
He has also now had agreement from Premiership club Everton to take 19-year-old goalkeeper Connor Roberts on loan until the end of the season, and has also brought in central midfielder Jamie Morton, also 19, on a youth loan from Wrexham.
Roberts, who Everton signed from Tranmere Rovers, is Wrexham born and has played for Wales at Under-16 and Under-17 level.
Morton has been playing for Wrexham reserves and club manager Andy Morrell is keen for him to get some added experience.
All four players will be involved for the first time at Corby, while John McKenna (suspension), and Matty Hughes and Chris Sanna (both injured) are ruled out and there is a doubt over Karl Noon who missed training on Thursday due to illness.
After six defeats in their last eight games, Newby admits the pressure is on him to turn recent form around and start picking up points again to prevent any risk of being dragged towards the Blue Square Bet North relegation battle.
“The way we have played this season we don’t deserve that to happen, but we need to start picking up points again to make sure it doesn’t,” he said.
Corby, five points behind the Bay thanks to some excellent away results, are on a dreadful run at home and have lost their last eight games at Steel Park in the league. Their last home league win was against Droylsden back in November.
“They have struggled at home like we have and it is important we start well and don’t give them any encouragement,” added Newby.
League Two outfit Bradford City have given permission for midfielder Luke Dean to rejoin Blue Square Bet North side Harrogate Town on a month’s loan.
The 20-year-old initially joined the Sulphurites on a one-month loan in August 2011 and went on to make four appearances, scoring one goal in the process.
He was recalled by Bantams boss Phil Parkinson last November and subsequently made his first-team debut in the FA Cup victory over AFC Wimbledon.
Dean has returned to Wetherby Road ahead of Town’s clash with Guiseley on Tuesday evening and could be registered in time to play some part in the fixture.
Blue Square Bet South leaders cruised to a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night, while Guiseley kept their promotion hopes alive in the Blue Square Bet North.
Dave Pace’s Droylsden rallied from a goal down to record a 2-1 win over Graham Drury’s Corby Town at the Butcher’s Arms.
The Steelmen started brightly with Mark Jones finding the back of the net after ten minutes of play. Carlos Logan restored parity with a 49th-minute goal before team-mate Danny Gardner gave them the lead with a 55th-minute penalty.
Steve Kittrick’s Guiseley moved level on points with second-placed Nuneaton thanks to a come-from-behind victory against Harrogate Town.
The visitors drew first blood two minutes before the half-time break through Will Turl, before goals from Jason Price (48) and Simon Ainge (63) sealed the result in Guiseley’s favour.
In the Blue Square Bet South, meanwhile, Basingstoke Town had enough gas in the tank to see off the challenge of Truro City at the Camrose Ground.
An own goal from Truro’s Aaron Pugh put the hosts ahead on six minutes before Delano Sam-Yorke doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time.
Stewart Yetton managed to pull one back for the visitors on 58 minutes, but the Dragons held firm to claim all three points.
Tony Burman’s Dartford strengthened their grip on second place with a 6-1 victory over Sutton United at Princes Park.
Goals from Lee Noble (18) and Adam Green (pen 22) gave the hosts a two-goal cushion before Harry Beautyman reduced the deficit on 29 minutes.
However, it was all one-way traffic in favour of the Darts after the break, as goals from Danny Harris (47), Luke Wilkinson (69), Elliot Bradbrook (82) and Jacob Erskine (85) sealed a comfortable win.
Glenn Pennyfather’s Chelmsford City ended a run of three straight defeats with a 2-1 win against Dorchester Town at the Avenue Stadium.
Goals from Jamie Slabber (32) and Adam Tann (45) gave the visitors a two-goal advantage before Ryan Dovell pulled one back for the Magpies on 61 minutes.
Tommy Warrilow’s Tonbridge Angels rallied from a goal down to record a 2-1 triumph over Eastleigh at Silverlake Stadium.
The Spitfires drew first blood on 50 minutes thanks to Bradley Bubb, but they were powerless to stop the Angels from claiming all the spoils as goals from Lee Browning (81) and Mikel Suarez (90) sealed a memorable comeback.
Jamie Day’s Welling United consolidated their play-off position with a 4-0 victory against 10-man Maidenhead United at York Road.
Goals from Luis Cumbers (27), John Scarborough (og 48), Luis Cumbers (62), Harry Baker (71) sealed the win for the Wings, with Alex Wall seeing red for the hosts.
Garry Hill’s Woking recorded a fourth consecutive victory with a comfortable 3-0 win against Weston-super-Mare at Woodspring Stadium.
A Giuseppe Sole brace (6, 41) put the Cards firmly in the driving seat before Kevin Betsy popped up in the 43rd minute to put the result beyond doubt.
Tuesday’s Blue Square Bet North results:
Droylsden 2-1 Corby
Guiseley 2-1 Harrogate Town
Tuesday’s Blue Square Bet South results:
Basingstoke 2-1 Truro City
Bromley 0-0 Havant and Waterlooville
Dartford 6-1 Sutton Utd
Dorchester 1-2 Chelmsford
Eastleigh 1-2 Tonbridge Angels
Maidenhead Utd 0-4 Welling
Weston-S-Mare 0-3 Woking
Altrincham have bolstered their defensive cover with the signing of Andrew Milne.
Milne has penned Blue Square Bet North forms as a standby measure, and will only play for the club should an injury crisis strike.
The Scottish-born player returns to Moss Lane, having signed a one-month loan deal from Barrow in October 2010. His stay was later extended to three months.
Moss has most recently featured for Ossett Town and FC Halifax Town