Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One West club Chasetown have signed young defender Sam Tonks from Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division Central side Halesowen Town.

The 19-year-old came through the ranks at League One Walsall before being released in October 2017.

He spent time last season with AFC Wulfrunians in the Total Motion Midland League before joining the Yeltz in July.

The Scholars have also boosted their squad ahead of the busy holiday period by putting academy players, strikers Liam Kirton and Kieran Francis and defenders Lewis Riley-Stewart and Jamie Elkes, on first-team forms.