Photo L-R: Chairman Paul Leary; Michael Girvan; Bohan Dixon; Matty Harris; Manager Kevin Lynch; Secretary Richard Cross
Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Marine announces the signings of three players who all made their debut in the promotion clash at the Arriva Stadium on Saturday against FC United of Manchester. A top performance and an eighth consecutive win by FC United saw them defeat Marine 3-0.
Signing on a month’s loan from Accringon Stanley is central defender and midfielder Bohan Dixon. Liverpool based Dixon, 23, has had previously short spells at Hednesford Town and Burscough but was spotted last year playing amateur football by former Stanley manager Paul Cook. At 6'4" he can play in either a defensive or midfield role.
Also signing on a month’s loan is Hyde striker Matty Harris. Harris, 19, a young centre forward, has previously been on Everton’s books but is one of the first products of the Hyde FC academy. Matty scored a debut hat trick for Hyde in the 6-0 victory over Northwich Villa in a November county cup tie.
The third debutant and new signing is defender Michael Girvan. Girvan, 20, joins Marine after spells with Tamworth and Loughborough Dynamo. Girvan was with Wigan Athletic as a youngster and joined Tamworth in September 2012.
Marine confirmed at the weekend that defender Paul Jones has left the Club and we thank him for his contribution.
Marine Manager Kevin Lynch said:
“We have picked up a number of injuries at this crucial stage of the season and to enable me to try and sustain where we are and bolster the squad I have been forced to go into the loan market to sign Bohan and Matty in addition to the signing of Michael. It was always going to be difficult for the new players to come into the game on Saturday, but I feel that the three players will do very well for us”
Marine Chairman Paul Leary added:
“Kevin obviously has to maintain a squad that enables us to remain competitive and challenge for a play off place. If we had not signed these players then we would have struggled in squad terms following injuries to some key players. It is vital that Kevin maintains a level of playing resources that gives him enough options and keeps competition for places especially at this important time.”