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FC Halifax Town: Shaymen sign striker Southwell from Guiseley

Dayle Southwell (right) in action for Guiseley
Dayle Southwell (right) in action for Guiseley

Striker Dayle Southwell has joined FC Halifax Town from Guiseley on a two-year contract.

Southwell, 24, scored seven goals in 18 games for Guiseley last season after joining them mid-way through the season from Wycombe.

He has previously scored 54 goals in two seasons for Boston United - and was the leading scorer in the National League North in 2015-16 - having started his career at Grimsby.

Town boss Jamie Fullarton said: ”I first came across Dayle in 2013 when he broke into the Grimsby first team as a teenager where I tried to sign him for Bolton Wanderers.

“Unfortunately it never happened for one reason or another but I have tracked his progress since and after six years I am delighted to finally get the opportunity to work with him.

“It has been a long drawn out process over recent weeks,which has required patience and hard work of people behind the scenes at the club in order to make this happen.

“I have no doubts the effort by all involved to bring Dayle to the club will pay dividends with what he will contribute on the pitch.”