Southport seal deal for Hyde striker James Ellison


Southport have completed the signing of striker James Ellison from Blue Square Bet North side Hyde.

The 20-year-old started his career as a trainee at Liverpool and joins the Sandgrounders after playing just three matches for the Tigers.

Southport boss Liam Watson said: "James is direct, has pace and is strong.

"We need additions to our squad and James gives us a new dimension. This is the beginning of a very busy period for me."

He added: "I continue to work hard to bring in the players I see can keep us challenging for a play-off spot at the end of the season."

Southport have also completed the permanent signing of midfielder Alan Parry, after he joined the Haig Avenue club on loan from Radcliffe Borough earlier in the season.