RADCLIFFE joint manager Anthony Johnson is delighted to have finally got his man after signing highly-sort after winger Fin Sinclair-Smith.

The 24-year-old joins Boro from Marine who he helped gain promotion to National League North after beating Macclesfield Town in the play-off final - scoring a penalty in the 2-1 victory.

The Liverpudlian started his non-league journey at Widnes and Longridge Town before moving on to FC United.

However it was his form at Bamber Bridge that underlined his reputation as one of the best young attackers in the league.

In the 2022/23 season, he was Brig’s Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player of the Year as well as the NPL’s Young Player of the Season, he won the Rising Star award and there was a place for him in the Team of the Season as he finished the campaign with over 25 goals.

He joined Marine last summer and enjoyed yet another stellar campaign, making just shy of 50 appearances with 27 goals to his name to help the Merseyside outfit gain promotion alongside Radcliffe - now swapping white for blue in Greater Manchester.

“One of our recruitment plans was to sign young and hungry players from the league we’ve just come from, some of the very best that were available to us and with Fin we’ve certainly done that,” Johnson told the club website.

“Fin is a fantastic player who’s been on our radar for years, he’s one of the best young prospects in non-league football. His goal contributions over the last few seasons have been over 100 combined and that’s from a left wing position, his numbers are astonishing.

“We knew as soon as we understood his contract situation we had to make contact, I’m delighted he’s decided to join Radcliffe and I hope he can produce magic to bring the fans off their seats next season.”

Sinclair-Smith is Boro’s fourth signing of the summer and the second from Marine with Josh Wardle also joining.

The 27-year-old - who was captain at Marine - has a wealth of experience in the Northern Premier League having plied his trade for a number of clubs including Witton Albion, Lancaster City and Kendal Town.

The pair join Brad Roscoe and Tom Walker who were signed earlier in the month as Boro prepare for life in National League North.