Ramsbottom United are delighted to announce the signing of Luke Barlow from Stalybridge Celtic.

The 21-year-old defender has packed in many miles in his short career, originally from Bury, he was a part of the youth setup at Crewe Alexandra before moving to Kilmarnock in 2018. He spent just over two years at Rugby Park before making the move back to Manchester.

Barlow has made six appearances in a Stalybridge shirt this season.

After signing the young defender, Manager Lee Donafee said: “Luke has joined us from Stalybridge. We welcome Luke to the group.

“He is a player that joins us with a great attitude as well as ambitions that match my own. Luke is also a local lad which is another bonus for the club and Rammy faithful.”

Luke is available for selection for this afternoon’s NPL clash with Runcorn Linnets.

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