Southport have completed the transfer of 28-year-old defender Billy Priestley from Alfreton Town for an undisclosed fee.

Priestley joined Alfreton in the summer after time spent at Salford City, where he made 41 league appearances last term and notably scored to equalise for Salford in their Northern Premier League playoff final against Workington in 2016.

Starting his youth career at Accrington Stanley, Billy has also gone on to play for Colne, Ramsbottom United and Bradford Park Avenue, where he made 61 league appearances.

Manager Kevin Davies said: “Billy brings a wealth of experience into defence. He has all the attributes we’re looking for. He’s a very brave, athletic left-sided centre half and we’re delighted to be able to bring him into the club.”


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