Spennymoor Town have signed striker Shaun Tuton from fellow National League North side Chester.
Tuton, 26, joined Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s side in the summer on non-contract terms. But, after impressing in the goalless draw for Chester against Moors on the opening day of the season, Jason Ainsley has acted quickly to offer Tuton a deal.
The striker made his name at National League side FC Halifax Town after joining the club in 2015, scoring 11 times in 32 appearances. At the age of 24, League One outfit Barnsley brought him to Oakwell for an undisclosed fee.
Tuton featured seven times for The Tykes before going on loan to Grimsby Town, Barrow and former club Halifax. Chester swooped to sign the forward after Barnsley released him at the end of the 2017/18 season.
After signing for Moors, Tuton said: “When I spoke to the gaffer I realised the style of football Spennymoor want to play is how I want to play too.
“It’s got nothing to with Chester, but I played against Spennymoor on the first day of the season, so it made the move easier. I didn’t know about the interest straight away. It was obviously rumoured, and then my agent got in touch to let me know the club were interested.
“Using my pace and getting in behind defences is one of my main attributes. I can drop in too, but I mainly try to get play on the shoulder of the last man.
“I need to get back playing after being at several clubs in the last few years. I was out for a little bit, so I need to get some minutes on the pitch.”