Mossley manager Dave Fish has brought in young striker Keaton Mulvey on a three month loan deal from Rochdale.

The forward (18) signed a contract with 'dale in January of this year until the summer of 2021 after impressing during a trial period last year.

He scored seven goals in as many games for Curzon Ashton’s Youth Team during their run to the third round of the FA Youth Cup in the 2018/19 season, as well as playing for the Dale’s Elite Development Squad (EDS).

On signing his deal, Mulvey said: “It’s a bit surreal but I’m loving it.

“We had a really good FA Youth Cup run this year with Curzon, getting to the third round by beating Blackpool and Oldham Athletic. From there, everything has come about.

“I’ve played three games for the Integration Squad now, two for the Youth Team, and I’ve scored five goals.

“It’s been a whirlwind, but I’ve just got to keep working and improving.”

Manager Brian Barry-Murphy has described Mulvey as a great prospect.

“Keaton has been with us over a period of time and has impressed us greatly with all of his attributes,” said the Dale boss.

“He’s given up a full-time job to join the Club and was willing to sacrifice a lot of other things.

“He was so prolific for Curzon that there was a lot of major interest from other Category 1 Under-23 sides that are far higher up the chain than us.

“I could see straight away that he was intent on signing for us and he’s a brilliant prospect and someone that we’re very glad to have in our ranks.”

Keaton started his playing days with Hattersley FC as a junior before joining Curzon.

Mossley have also signed versatile defender and Wythenshawe Amateurs Player of the Year Paul Riley (23).

Paul was previously with Macclesfield Town, Manchester Central, Winsford United and Abbey Hey.

He has a family connection with Mossley as his grandfather is Jimmy Riley who scored 19 goals in 35 appearances for the Lilywhites in the mid 1970's.