Herbert is thrilled to add Marsh
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.