Macclesfield Town sign up defender Jon Bateson

Jonathan Bateson

Bateson joined Accrington from Bradford in August 2010

Macclesfield have signed defender Jon Bateson on a one-year deal, following his release by Accrington Stanley.

The 21-year-old made 15 appearances for Stanley before spending the latter part of the campaign on loan at Altrincham.

He began his career as a trainee at Blackburn, before joining Bradford in July 2009, where he spent one season.

Meanwhile, midfielder Lewis Chalmers, 25, has signed a new one-year deal after making 36 appearances in his first season with the Silkmen.