Warrington Town make two summer signings


WARRINGTON Town have signed highly-rated goalkeeper Tony Thompson and defender Tom Hannigan from National League side Altrincham.

Thompson, 27, fills the void left by Dan Atherton, who left Cantilever Park to move to the Welsh Premier League.

He said: “The club just missed out last year, and with the additions that they’re making, I don’t see why we can’t push on this season.

“I know all about the club. I’ve watched the results for the past two or three seasons because I’ve got a lot of friends who have come here and played.

“It’s perfect really. When I met Bees, I got a real feel for the club. It’s a lot like Altrincham really.

“I’ve had a really good couple of seasons in the National League with my shot-stopping and coming for crosses.

“I’ve got quite a presence, and I think my distribution can really help us this season.”

Thompson has made more than 200 appearances for Altrincham, and previously had spells with Chester, Morecambe and Southport.

Following him to Warrington Town is centre-back Hannigan, who turned 34 yesterday.

He has been a regular at Altrincham since 2016 and was previously with Fylde.

Hannigan said: “It feels great to sign for a well-respected club, with good people in charge.

“I’ve kept track of how Warrington have been doing for a few years, and they’ve been knocking on the promotion door for a number of seasons.

“A few players have moved on but the core of the squad is still here.

“I’m aware of the quality in the squad, and with a couple more additions there’s no reason why we can’t make that final step.”

The club are expected to announce a couple more new signings before their first pre-season game away at Skelmersdale United on Tuesday night.


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