Salford City have confirmed their first new signing of the close season has finalised, with Salfordian central defender Danny Livesey putting pen to paper on a two-year deal.

Thirty-two year-old Danny was born in Salford and started his career with Bolton Wanderers, making his Premier League debut in a home game versus Liverpool. Loan spells at Notts County, Rochdale and Blackpool followed before a permanent transfer to Carlisle United, completed on Christmas Eve 2004.

Carlisle were in the Conference when Danny signed for them and he was an integral part of the side that rose to League One level by 2007.He was named in the League One team of the year for 2007-2008 and was also appointed club captain at Brunton Park.

Having made well over 300 appearances for Carlisle, Danny signed on loan for Wrexham in January 2014 and the following summer he signed for Conference North Barrow. Once again he made a huge impact as the Cumbrians secured the divisional title on the final day of the 2013-2014 season.

Danny succeeded former Salford defender Simon Grand as club captain at Barrow and after chalking up over 100 appearances for the Bluebirds has now decided to make the switch to Moor Lane.

The Ammies have also signed Liam Hogan, following a season in the National League with Gateshead.

He started his career with Woodley Sports (now renamed Stockport Town) but left in 2010 to sign for then Northern Premier League Premier Division FC Halifax Town. At the end of his first season at The Shay Halifax were crowned champions and Liam went on to represent the club for two seasons at Conference North level.

In May 2013 Liam’s contract with The Shaymen expired and turned professional with then-League Two club Fleetwood Town. A loan spell with Macclesfield Town followed and he was transferred to Tranmere Rovers during the 2015-2016 season.

Last summer Liam moved to the North East, signing for Gateshead where he was appointed club captain before the start of the 2016-2017 campaign.

Primarily used as a central defender during his career, Liam can also operate at right-back and his quality and wealth of experience will be vital to Salford City’s 2017-2018 promotion push.

Source: Salford City FC

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