National League news - December 2019

Ian Evatt.
Ian Evatt's Barrow topped the National League table heading into December after a run of 12 wins in 14 games

BBC Sport tracks the latest news stories from the National League, including managerial announcements, new signings and contract extensions.

You can catch up with all of the National League news from November here. Meanwhile, check out the gossip page for the latest rumours and use our transfers page to track signings made by English Football League clubs.

21 December

Bromley have signed winger Andre Coker from Isthmian League club Cray Wanderers.

The 22-year-old former Crystal Palace youth player scored five goals in 19 games for Cray this season.

19 December

Hartlepool United have re-signed experienced defender Gary Liddle from Walsall on loan until 29 January.

The 33-year-old played 283 games for Pools between 2006 and 2012, when he left to join Notts County.

14 December

AFC Fylde have signed former Bolton, Wigan and Plymouth man Andy Kellett on a short-term deal.

Former Manchester City winger Aaron Nemane, 22, has joined National League club Torquay United.

13 December

Bromley striker Korrey Henry, 19, has left the club to join National League South side Welling United on a permanent basis.

11 December

Torquay United have signed Forest Green midfielder Lloyd James on a month-long loan.

The 31-year old former Exeter City player will stay at the Gulls until 8 January and is available for their FA Trophy first round tie with Aldershot Town.

Hartlepool United have signed midfielder Mark Shelton on loan from League Two side Salford City.

The 23-year-old will initially stay with Pools until after their National League game with Yeovil Town on 18 January.

9 December

Aldershot Town have signed winger Craig Tanner on a deal to the end of the season.

The 25-year-old was a free agent after leaving Scottish Premiership club Motherwell in the summer.

Chesterfield secretary Ashley Carson has confirmed that preliminary talks have been held with the Chesterfield FC Community Trust about buying a majority stake in the club.

"Certain other parties" have expressed interest, but majority shareholder Dave Allen would prefer to sell to local people, Carson said in a statement on the club website.

7 December

Yeovil Town have signed defender Gabriel Osho and Morgan Williams on a month's loan from Reading and Coventry City respectively,

Osho, 21, has played for Reading in the Carabao Cup this season, while Williams, 20, has made two appearances for the Sky Blues in the EFL Trophy.

6 December

Bromley have signed defender Dave Winfield, 31.

The former Wycombe, Shrewsbury, York and AFC Wimbledon man could make his debut in Saturday's trip to struggling Chesterfield.

Hartlepool United have signed winger Tyler Hamilton from Championship club Hull City on loan until 4 January.

The 20-year-old made his Hull debut in the 2017-18 Carabao Cup, but has not appeared for the first team this season.

National League North club Kidderminster Harriers have named Jimmy Shan as manager until the end of the season.

Shan was in caretaker charge of West Bromwich Albion for the final two months of last season, with Albion losing to Aston Villa in the Championship play-off semi-finals.

5 December

Forest Green Rovers striker Shaun McCoulsky has joined Halifax Town on a one-month loan deal.

The 22-year-old has already had a loan spell with Bromley this season, where he scored once in four league appearances.

Midfielder Ben Jackson, 18, has been recalled from his loan spell at Stockport County by parent club Huddersfield Town.

Championship side Huddersfield have also recalled defender Rarmani Edmonds-Green, 20, from Bromley.