Stalybridge Celtic have signed former Manchester City youngster Sam Tattum.
A local lad from Worsley, Tattum represented Manchester City from the age of 11.
A right-back by trade, Tattum occasionally deputised on the left side of defence, his anticipation and smart tackling making him a nuisance for opposition forwards.
Tattum`s 2013/14 season was largely disrupted by injury, but he returned to action for 2014/15 in some style and no-one started more matches in the under-18 league than he did.
He signed his first professional contract in 2015 and earned several starting places with the Elite Development Squad last season.
However, Tattum was one of five players released by City in the summer.