Southport have confirmed that Billy Priestley will join fellow National League North side FC United of Manchester on loan until the start of January 2019.

Born in Burnley, the central defender signed for Southport from Alfreton in December 2017 and the 29-year-old will link up with his new side at Broadhurst Park immediately.

As part of the loan agreement he will be available to play for the Reds in FA and County cup competitions.

Priestley has currently made 22 appearances for the Port, four of which have been during the 2018/19 season.