WARRINGTON Town have added another player to their squad, but one of last season’s star men has departed on loan.

Experienced striker Chris Holroyd has signed on the dotted line at Cantilever Park having left Northern Premier League Premier Division rivals Stalybridge Celtic.

The 33-year-old was at Cambridge United while Town boss Paul Carden was player/assistant manager there and among his teammates was Yellows assistant Mark Beesley.

Holroyd has also taken in spells at Wrexham, Macclesfield Town and Chorley among others.

“He’ll give us a different dimension that we haven’t got as a forward,” Carden said of his new signing.

“Jordan Buckley has had a couple of niggly injuries which are persistent, so we’ve given him a programme to work to that will allow him to play more games for us.

“We need to get him right so he’s not playing two or three games then missing two or three.

“With Chrissy here now, we can take a bit of the load off Josh Amis. I didn’t want to get caught in a situation we had last year where we only had one striker for too long a spell.

“I think Chris’s experience will give us good options.”

Going through the exit door, however, is left-back Tom Warren, who has joined NPL South East Division side Spalding United on loan.

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Tom Warren has left Yellows on loan. Picture by John Hopkins

Warren was voted the club’s 2019-20 player of the season and his form saw him given an 18-month contract, but he has yet to appear in a competitive game this season.

The youngster will continue training with Town while playing for Spalding and Carden hopes the loan spell will put him “in a better place.”

“I rate Tom really highly – we gave him a contract last season because we felt he was an asset and we still do.

“I feel with Joel Amado, Matty Taylor and Michael Rose available at left back, it would be beneficial for him to go out and play some football.

“I must have had seven or eight calls or messages about him from all over the place when we circulated him.

“He chose Spalding because they’re ambitious in the league they’re in and they are allowing him to remain training with us.

“I’m pleased about that as he’s playing games while still working with us.

“He’s gone on loan for a few months and hopefully, he will be a better place when he comes back.

“It wasn’t a car crash, he just wasn’t at the level he should be at and I made it clear to everybody that we’re not going to accept that.”