Altrincham boss Neil Young has added a left-back to his array of new signings after snapping up teenage prospect Callum Charlton from Huddersfield Town

Bradford-born Charlton, 19, has the versatility to operate anywhere on the left flank, and Young welcomed him to The J.Davidson Stadium by saying: “Callum is a left-back who can also play as a winger. He is very quick and dynamic and will fit in well here.”

The pacey left-sided specialist first took the eye at Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North side Brighouse Town and joined Championship side Huddersfield on a one-year contract twelve months ago after impressing during a six-week trial.

Huddersfield’s development coach Frankie Bunn said at the time: “Callum did well in his trial period with us and has potential that is worth exploring, so we are delighted he has joined us. He possesses genuine pace, a good attribute for any player who likes to get forward, trickery and a decent delivery.”

When Charlton became available at the end of his Huddersfield contract, Young wasted no time strengthening Alty’s left flank and adding to a new-look squad that is rapidly taking shape ahead of the new season.


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