Salford City have completed the signing of midfielder Nick Haughton from Fleetwood Town.

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The 23-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half year contract at The Peninsula Stadium as he joins for an undisclosed fee for his third spell. Haughton had two separate loan spells at the club during the 2016-17 season, making 22 appearances and scoring three goals in total.

Perhaps the most important of those was the winning goal at Worcester City in April 2017 which confirmed Salford’s place in the National League North Play-Offs. This season, Haughton has been on loan at promotion-chasing Chorley, where he has scored an impressive 13 goals in 25 appearances, and he hopes that he can continue that form back at Salford:

“I’ve worked on my game this year and I feel like I’ve improved at scoring goals, which is one of them, and hopefully I’ll be scoring a few more to help the lads push on for this season. It’s difficult but it always is, anyone can beat anyone in this league – it’s just how you turn up on the day.

“You’ve got to prepare right and you never know what can happen. I’m really happy [to be back], looking forward to joining up with the lads and helping the team go forward and push for promotion.

“There’s a lot of things [that persuaded me to come back]. The ambition of the club going forward; the lads are great, a few of them I know from when I was here last time; the managers, and I’m really looking forward to joining up with them!”

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