RADCLIFFE have made Fylde midfielder Tom Walker their second signing of the summer as they prepare for life in National League North, writes Kieran Wilson.

Walker joins defender Brad Roscoe who signed from Hyde United last week as Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley look to strengthen their squad after winning the NPL Premier Division title.

Captain Nicky Adams has already committed his immediate future to the club with Willem Tomlinson, Matt Sergent, Brad Jackson, Lois Maynard, Jordan Hulme and Isaac Modi all signing new deals to remain at the Neuven Stadium

Walker joins Boro following his departure from National League outfit Fylde, where he played for two years across both the National League and the National League North, becoming a Champion of the latter in 2023.

Counting Stockport County, Harrogate Town and Notts County amongst his former clubs, Walker started his first-team football with Bolton Wanderers - gaining valuable experience at a young age in both the Championship and League One which went on to stand him in good stead in the early stages of his career.

He links up with Johnson and Morley again having played under the managerial duo at Salford City. He went on to play more than 60 games for the Greater Manchester side, reaching the double-figure goal milestone while also winning the National League play-off final at Wembley, before joining Fylde for his first stint at the club.

Since then, he’s featured for Harrogate Town, Altrincham and Buxton, as well as returning to Stockport County in loan and permanent spells, he now joins the NPL Premier Division Champions to reconcile with a number of familiar faces who are currently at the club.

“I’m really happy to have signed for Radcliffe, it’s a club on the rise and it’s got the ambitions that match mine which is to keep on climbing and progressing through the football pyramid,” the 28-year-old told the club website.

“I’m really excited to work with the gaffers again having previously played for them at Salford, I enjoyed my time under them and can’t wait to do the same again now at Radcliffe.

“For me personally, I’m hoping I can get back to playing my best football and enjoying it again, bringing goals and assists to the team. I’m confident I will at Radcliffe as it’s a fresh start for me and one I’m looking forward to. I can’t wait to work with my new teammates and aim for another promotion!’

Roscoe became the Boro’s first summer signing when he penned a one-year deal with an option.

The 26-year-old was club captain at Hyde for the last two years, initially joining in 2019. Described as a towering centre back, Roscoe began his career at Preston North End, before joining Fleetwood Town where he endured a loan spell at Fylde, later joining Buxton on a permanent basis.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be signing for Radcliffe. I’ve played against the club a lot over recent seasons and have seen the progress the clubs making each year, on and off the pitch.

“Seeing the appointment of Bernard and Jonno last season and watching them comfortably win the league made it even more of an exciting club to join.

“After hearing about their interest in me, meeting up with the gaffers and talking about the future ambitions of the club, it was a no brainer for me to sign.

“There’s already a squad full of quality so hopefully I can add to that and help the club push for a successful season in the National League North.”