Radcliffe hope the arrival of Mikael Ndjoli on loan from Hartlepool United will boost their promotion push.

The 25-year-old attacker will be available for Bobby Grant’s side for the remainder of the season.

Ndjoli boasts an impressive CV, having spent time at Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur, Watford and Brentford as a youngster.

He began his senior career with Bournemouth and was named in the first-team squad for an FA Cup fourth-round tie against Wigan.

The attacker continued his development with loan stints at Kilmarnock, Gillingham and Motherwell before heading to Barrow in 2021. However, he failed to make his mark at Holker Street and made the move to Aldershot the following season.

Ndjoli was regularly involved for the non-league outfit during the 2021/22 campaign, scoring six goals in 23 games.

He also had a brief stay in the United States with Virginia Beach City, making a handful of appearances in the National Premier Soccer League.

The new recruit was set to be involved against Warrington Town over the weekend but that fixture was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

A club statement read: “Despite the best efforts from the ground staff, today’s game against the Yellows has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. We will announce details of the re-arranged fixture in due course.”

Radcliffe currently sit second in the Northern Premier League top flight and have lost just one of their last 13 matches in all competitions.

Grant’s side ran out 2-0 winners at Marske United last time out thanks to goals from Olly Thornley and Jake Thompson.

It seemed like the game was heading for a goalless draw until Thornley headed home Nicky Adams’ inviting corner in stoppage time. Thompson wrapped up the results moments later keeping his cool to slot home after racing through on goal.

Their next scheduled fixture is a trip to 1st Cloud Arena to take on South Shields on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

The Mariners sit at the top of the table, having lost just five league games since the start of the campaign.

South Shields are 13 points clear of Radcliffe at this stage, although Grant’s men have played a game fewer.

They are managed by former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips, who is best known for a six-year spell at Sunderland. He also earned a number of England caps after impressing Kevin Keegan.

The 49-year-old took charge at South Shields around 14 months ago, succeeding Graham Fenton in the hot seat.

Phillips’ side enter the game on the back of a 1-0 victory at Hyde United over the weekend, with Mackenzie Heaney getting the decisive goal during the second half. They ended a run of three matches without defeat, bouncing back from a 2-1 loss against FC United of Manchester.