Kieran Nolan has re-signed for Mossley after a short spell with Atherton Collieries.

‪Manager Dave Wild on Kieran’s return:; “I’m thrilled to have Kieran back. He epitomises everything I want in a player. He’s committed and takes responsibility for his performances. He’s a player we’ve been crying out and is exactly what we need.”

Kieran (age 22) originally joined Mossley in November 2018 from Runcorn Linnets.

He had joined Runcorn in January 2017 after leaving Northwich Victoria, where he had been captain.

He had previously played for Ramsbotom United and Salford City and also appeared in 2015-16 for Alsager Town in the North West Counties League Premier Division.

The player was at Bolton Wanderers from 2013 before being released from the Under 18s squad in May 2015.

He arrived at Linnets as primarily a centre half, who could play anywhere across the back four, Kieran was converted by Michael Ellison into a holding midfield player and has been a big success in the pivotal position.

He matured greatly as a player in his time with the club, proving an effective shield for the defence and his presence giving the more attack-minded midfield players chance to push forward in support of the strikers.

He made 40 appearances in Runcorn's NWCFL title campaign of 2017/18 out of a total of 68 appearances for the club.

Kieran made 27 appearances for the Lilywhites during the 2018-19 season before taking up an offer from newly promoted Atherton Collieries.

Welcome back Kieran!