RADCLIFFE have added to their firepower up front with the signing of non-league goal-getter Matthew Wolfenden.

Jon Macken has swooped to bring in the 31-year-old former Oldham Athletic man in ahead of the first big pre-season game against League One newcomers Tranmere Rovers on Saturday.

Wolfenden is the second-youngest player ever to turn out for the Latics, making his debut aged just 16 years and 115 days against Swindon Town in November 2003.

He played for four years at Oldham before moving on to Wrexham but is perhaps best known for a prolific spell at FC United, where he played between 2010 and 2017.

Wolfenden finished top scorer for the rebel club in both the 2010/11 and 2011/12 campaigns helping them reach the Northern Premier League play-offs on three occasions and eventually to the title.

In total he played 243 games for FC United and scored 79 goals.

A move to Stalybridge followed and after a relatively slow start Wolfenden again found himself in the goals, grabbing 18 in 81 appearances at Bower Fold.

After leaving Stalybridge in May, the striker has now agreed to play this season at Radcliffe where he will add some valued experience to a young front line.

Saturday’s game at the Neuven Stadium kicks-off at 3pm.

Meanwhile, the Northern Premier League have announced a new two-year sponsorship deal with leading online gambling company BetVictor, starting from this season.

Bet Victor will also be sponsoring The Isthmian and Southern League and it will be the first time a single brand takes on the title sponsorship of every step three and four competition.

Northern Premier League chairman Mark Harris said: “We are delighted to be working with BetVictor, such a high-profile sponsor.

“It is a major coup for the leagues at steps three and four of the National Leagues System. By working collectively, we become a much more attractive commercial and media proposition.

“We are all striving to professionalise our competitions and this sponsorship takes things to a new level.”