Date: 24th June 2014 at 8:53pm
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Following on from the capture of Paul Black, manager Mark Yates has now added former Bury and Falkirk winger Andy Haworth to the playing squad.

The 25 year old has also signed a 12 month contract at the club, and was previously with Tamworth, having now left them following the relegation from the Conference, but Yates is confident that he has a lot to offer despite it not working out for him at Notts County.

Speaking to the Official Site after signing his deal, Andy said it was a fresh start for him, and one he had every intention of taking.

‘This can be a fresh start in the league for me. Mark really sold the club well to me. He is ambitious and has had some success over the last few seasons. He wants a hungry squad of players that want to improve themselves and that was a major aspect of me signing.’

Haworth goes on to say he’s a flair player who likes to be positive on the pitch and take people on, getting in crosses and setting up opportunities, but he also hopes to be able to chip in with a few goals himself.

He came through the youth system at Blackburn Rovers, going on to make two cup appearances for them, but he also spent time out on loan with Gateshead and Rochdale. Having left Blackburn, he joined up with Bury, spending two seasons with them, making over 50 appearances and scoring three times. During his spell with them he also had spells out on loan with Oxford and Bradford City.

Leaving Bury, he moved up to the Scottish Premier League for a spell with Falkirk, and in six months with them he made 16 appearances, heading back to England to sign permanently for Rochdale. In his spell there he found his time limited to just seven showings and he again moved on.

At the beginning of the 2013-14 season he moved to Notts County on a short term deal for six months, but with their relegation problems and a change of manager, he was again limited to three substitute appearances and couldn’t quite work his way into anybodies plans. He moved on loan to Tamworth and then subsequently signed for them when his deal expired.

Like Black, it seems Yates has identified two players who are determined to make up for lost time and have a point to prove to really get their playing careers going again.

Like the earlier signing, he passed his medical earlier this afternoon and has been handed the No 11 shirt, and will be joining the lads tomorrow.