by Alex Birch
The Magpies are delighted to welcome attacking midfielder James Hooper as the latest addition to Jamie Vermiglio’s first team squad.
The 21-year-old has joined permanently from Salford City after spending the opening four months of the campaign with the Ammies.
James is a player who has been on our radar after enjoying a decent goal scorer spell in the Northern Premier League last season. He’s attracted a lot of interest from other clubs recently but has decided to join us because of our reputation for providing an enjoyable environment for players to exhibit their skills. He’s quick, energetic and hungry and will give us added competition for places – Jamie Vermiglio
Before joining the National League title chasers in July, James spent the bulk of 2017/18 with Radcliffe Borough after starting the season with FC United of Manchester.
Permanent spells with Rochdale and Carlisle United preceded his first full season in non-league football, as well as loan outings with The Red Rebels & Stockport County.
*You can follow James on Twitter: @JamesHooper_97