Rams further strengthen squad

Ramsbottom United have added re-enforcements to their squad as they look to improve on-field fortunes.  The Rams have been playing some excellent stuff but have suffered from the cruellest of luck in recent weeks and boss Mark Fell has looked to fresh blood to give his side further impetus ahead of the rest of the season.

"Those that have watched us know the story," Fell said.  "We're guilty of not taking our chances, that's the difference.  15 shots on goal at Colne last weekend and nothing to show for it.  It's easy for me to say, but we've got absolutely nowhere near what we've deserved for the best part of six weeks, if these things even themselves out over the season we won't lose again all year!"

The Rams have added Adam Sumner (pictured) from Lancaster City, the 27-year-old former AFC Fylde, Fleetwood and Altrincham left back arrives with an excellent pedigree and a wand of a left foot, his Evo-Stik registration has been transferred to the Riverside on the agreement that should Lancaster need to bring him back to the Giant Axe in future, the switch will be reversed.

Also incoming is midfielder Chris Rushworth who arrives from Canadian club Calgary, the Huddersfield born player lived in Canada from the age of 14 and comes with a strong football CV.  Rushworth, 25, played for the Rams Development squad against Barnoldswick earlier this month and has been training with the first team since Christmas.

On the loan front, there is further good news with Accrington Stanley defender Zehn Mohammed extending his stay at the Riverside, initially for another month, whilst the Rams have also taken young full back Jack Burgess on youth loan from the League Two club.