Manager Lee Donafee has strengthened his squad as they face a battle to escape the clutches of a relegation fight.

Joining Ramsbottom United is 26 year old Manchester-based attacking midfield player JORDAN SOUTHWORTH.

Having had a spell with Avro in the NWCFL, Southworth joins the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium outfit from fellow-NPL side Skelmersdale United.

The experienced player began at Halifax Town whilst also learning the ropes at the likes of Farsley Celtic and Chorley.

He subsequently turned out twice for Irlam and Longridge Town in the Counties league and was at Prescot Cables prior to joining Skelmersdale.

He is a welcome addition to Donafee’s squad and will be available for selection against his old club Prescot Cables on Saturday.