Town sign two more

Jon Worthington (left) tries to stop Leeds' Jonny Howson
Jon Worthington (left) tries to stop Leeds' Jonny Howson

FC Halifax have welcomed two more signings as Neil Aspin continues to rebuild his squad.

Former Huddersfield captain midfielder Jon Worthington, 29, has joined the Shaymen from Mansfield Town.

Worthington made over 200 appearances for Huddersfield during his nine year association with the club, and has also turned out for Oldham, Fleetwood and Bradford City.

Manager Neil Aspin said: “Jon has vast football league experience and he will help and influence the other players around him.

“He is doing a course at college so it suits him to be going part time.”

The club have also confirmed the arrival of fellow midfielder Chris Worsley from last season’s Blue Square North winners Hyde.

Worsley, who scored three times for Hyde last season including one against Town, made national headlines in 2008 after scoring in Curzon Ashton’s FA Cup shock win against Exeter City.

Aspin said: “Every team needs some players who have a good engine and Chris is in that bracket. He had a really good season with Hyde and can cover every blade of grass.

The signings follow the arrival of Ben Futcher and Dale Johnson, who signed last week.

“We needed to get that bit of extra experience because in some of the home matches last season we struggled.

“We hadn’t encountered too many tough home matches in the previous two seasons but last year we did, so we were looking for a bit more leadership.”