05 / 07 / 11

Mossley Manager Gareth McClelland has signed experienced central defender Steve Halford from Hyde FC.

Steve Halford (Age 31) started his career at his hometown club Bury where he played 5 games in the Football League, before joining Conference National side Chester City in October 2001 making 10 appearances and was selected for the England 'C' side.

He then joined Accrington Stanley in the 2002/03 season. He made 57 appearances, scoring 2 goals for Stanley.

After a brief spell at Radcliffe Borough he joined Droylsden in 2005 and made 106 appearances scoring 6 goals for the Bloods before his release in September 2010.

In his time at Droylsden he helped them to promotion into the Conference and in December 2008 he scored the winning goal in Droylsden's FA Cup 1st Round tie with Chesterfield.

He signed for Hyde on 1st October 2010, making his debut in a 3–1 win at Harrogate Town on 2 October 2010 and made 32 appearances scoring 2 goals in the 2010/11 season.

On 4th April 2011, Halford took over as joint player-manager on a caretaker basis at Hyde after the sacking of Neil Tolson. Later that month he was awarded the Hyde FC Player's Player of the Year for 2010–11 in his debut season with the Tigers.

He was replaced as the joint-manager of Hyde before the start of the 2011–12 season by Gary Lowe and has been training with Mossley for the last couple of weeks.