Buxton FC boss McIntosh strengthens his squad

NEW SIGNING: Sam Duncum, who joins the Bucks from Ilkeston FC. Photo: Lindsay Colbourne.
NEW SIGNING: Sam Duncum, who joins the Bucks from Ilkeston FC. Photo: Lindsay Colbourne.

BUXTON Football Club manager Martin McIntosh has moved to strengthen his team’s midfield and defensive departments.

Jordan Hall, Sam Duncum and David Haggerty all put pen to paper on Tuesday evening to become McIntosh’s first signings of the close season.

They follow the announcement by the club that midfielders Steve Istead and Michael Towey, and striker Kieran Lugsden, have followed Mark Reed and Scott Maxfield by putting pen to paper on new deals for the 2012/13 season. Grant Black has also agreed terms to return to the Silverlands next season.

The better known of the new signings is 28-year-old midfielder Hall, who was a member of Buxton’s title-winning sides of 2006 and 2007, scoring ten goals in 71 (30) appearances.

Signed by then-manager Nicky Law, he left the Silverlands in 2007 when Law took over at Alfreton Town, where he remained until the closing months of last season. He figured in Staveley’s vain attempt to reach the FA Vase final.

Earlier in his career, Hall had been with Law during his time as Chesterfield boss, and has also had a spell with Mansfield Town.

Twenty-one-year-old centre-half Haggerty, formerly of Rotherham United and Eastwood Town, joined FC Halifax Town last summer before returning to Eastwood on loan. Both Hall and Haggerty join the Bucks on non-contract terms.

Left-sided midfielder Duncum, 25, joins on a contract, from recently-promoted Ilkeston FC. Sheffield-born, the winger began his career with a handful of first-team appearances before doing well for Ilkeston Town.

He then played under McIntosh at Worksop Town, but left after the manager’s departure last autumn and finished the campaign at Ilkeston.

Out-of-contract left-back Josh Wilde has reportedly left the Silverlands and joined Gainsborough Trinity, while Neil Stevens has been linked with a move to North Ferriby.