Aspin’s search for signings goes on after double swoop

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Neil Aspin says he’s still on the lookout for further signings after adding two new faces to his FC Halifax Town squad yesterday.

Marlon Jackson signed a deal until the end of the season after leaving Bury, while Craig Clay has signed a one-month contract at the Shay after leaving York.

The Town boss says Jackson will help plug the gap left by Dan Gardner’s departure to Chesterfield earlier this month.

He said: “Marlon is a left-sided forward and I felt we needed to bring in another forward after Dan Gardner left.

“He can provide a bit more width on the left, obviously we’ve got Adam Smith on the right, but it’d be nice to get some service from the left.

“He’s got experience at this level and was on loan at Hereford last year where he scored a few goals.”

Aspin says he will use Clay’s initial month-long deal to have a closer look at the midfielder, who found first-team chances limited with the Minstermen.

He said: “He went to York in the summer but hasn’t been playing lately so it gives him a chance to show he can do well for us and it gives us a chance to look at him.”

Aspin is hopeful of adding further new faces to his squad, adding: “We only had 16 players available at Wrexham, which wasn’t enough and we still need to bring in other players.

“That’s on-going and we’ll be watching a couple of players in the next couple of weeks.”