Two more sign on at the Rams

Ramsbottom United manager Mark Fell continues to tweak his squad, and has brought in two more signings.

Arriving at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium is 32-year-old striker Andy Bell, son of well-know local player and manager Norman Bell.

Andy began his career at Blackburn Rovers, before moving on to Wycombe Wanderers in September 2003, where he scored both goals in the Chairboys 5-2 defeat against Oldham Athletic.  His next club was York City where he notched his only goal against Scunthorpe United, but with the team relegated to the Conference at the end of the 2003-04 season, he signed for Southern League Hednesford Town, where he was top scorer in his first season, with 20 goals from 36 appearances.

He has since had spells at Fleetwood Town, Kendal Town, Guiseley, AFC Fylde, Radcliffe Borough (briefly) and Bamber Bridge, so he brings a wealth of experience to Ramsbottom United.

Also joining the Rams is 18-year-old midfielder Joe Rathbone, who made his debut with a substitute appearance against Bamber Bridge on Saturday.  Another highly rated youngster, Joe has arrived from near neighbours Accrington Stanley in an attempt to further his career in the pro game, and will receive some useful experience playing at Evo-Stik League level.