FC Halifax Town: Shaymen make triple swoop

FC Halifax Town have announced the signings of centre-back Josh Staunton, left-back Ryan Sellers and winger Mekhi Leacock-McLeod.

Saturday, 7th July 2018, 10:36 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:52 pm

Staunton, 22, is captain of the England C team and joins from Woking, who were relegated from the National League last season. He scored three goals in 40 appearances for them last term.

Town boss Jamie Fullarton said: “I think great credit must go to the chairman for the signing of Josh. Such a signing coupled with the level and quality of players we have already brought in over the summer, hopefully gives our fans an insight into the work that has been going on behind the scenes and reflects the progress we are making which is due to the support of the chairman and everyone at the club who may not be at the coalface but are vital, enabling us to bring the likes of Josh, the current England C captain to the club.”

Leacock-McLeod, 21, joins from Accrington Stanley, where he scored once in 15 appearances last season.

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He started his career with Fulham and has also had spells with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Rangers FC, Ware FC, VCD Athletic and Eastleigh.

Fullarton said: “Mekhi will add another dimension to our attacking options. Having a good grounding coming through the Fulham system before moving onto Wolves, combined with his experience of playing this level with Eastleigh means this season we will see him, no doubt , establish himself as well as excite our fans.”

Sellers, 23, joins from Wealdstone and has played in League Two with Wycombe.

He has played for the youth teams at Wingate & Finchley, Barnet and Bolton Wanderers before signing for Wycombe in the summer of 2015.

He spent a year at Adams Park before returning to Wingate & Finchley and joined Wealdstone 17 months ago making 30 appearances for them.

Fullarton said: “When building a squad, as a manger, you’re looking to develop a certain culture both on the pitch and in the dressing room...Ryan reflects the culture we are looking to establish with his character and approach infectious that means he will make a positive contribution in both these areas throughout the season.”