Her­bert is thrilled to add Marsh

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Widnes Vikings -

RUN­CORN TOWN have swooped to sign striker Phil Marsh af­ter his re­lease last month from Con­fer­ence North side Al­trin­cham.

The striker has made nine ap­pear­ances this sea­son but has not fea­tured since Al­trin­cham ap­pointed Matt Doughty as in­terim man­ager last month in place of Jim Har­vey who brought him in. ●

Marsh came through the ranks at Manchester United, mak­ing one first-team ap­pear­ance in a League Cup tie at Crewe Alexan­dra.

Moves to In­ver­ness and Black­pool fol­lowed be­fore he drifted into non-League foot­ball for a host of clubs, with his best spell com­ing at Staly­bridge Celtic where he made 75 ap­pear­ances and scored 40 goals.

More re­cently he has played in Wales, first at Cefn Druids and then Bala Town be­fore join­ing Al­trin­cham in Septem­ber.

Speak­ing about the deal for the for­ward, Run­corn Town man­ager, Chris Her­bert said: “We were not look­ing to bring any­one else in af­ter our Christ­mas sign­ings, but Marshy is a player that Macca (as­sis­tant Mark McGre­gor) and my­self have worked with be­fore at Cefn Druids in the Welsh Premier.

“He has good ex­pe­ri­ence, is a proven goalscorer and is very keen to get play­ing. He has the at­ti­tude we are look­ing for at this club, and will be a ma­jor part in our pro­gres­sion as a club. He has ev­ery­thing we are look­ing for, and is some­one that we re­ally didn’t ex­pect to at­tract.

“But we have man­aged to get him in and he will add qual­ity in the at­tack­ing third for us.”

Marsh will come straight in to the Run­corn squad on Satur­day away to Nel­son, and it could prove some­thing of a headache for the Town boss with Joe Holt avail­able for se­lec­tion af­ter his re­cent sus­pen­sion and Carl Rodgers fit again af­ter miss­ing the last cou­ple of games through in­jury.

Phil Marsh

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