Matlock Town make two new signings

Matlock Town boss Paul Phillips has confirmed the signings of midfielder Callum Chippendale and winger Callum Dolan, subject to League and FA approval, as the restructuring of the Gladiators’ squad gathers pace.

Saturday, 13th June 2020, 9:24 am
Updated Saturday, 13th June 2020, 9:24 am
Matlock Town manager Paul Phillips has added two new faces to his squad.

Chippendale was captain at local rivals Buxton last season where Phillips was in charge while Dolan arrives from Radcliffe.

Chippendale (24) began his career at Barnsley, playing in the Tykes U23 side before moving to Bradford Park Avenue.

He later had a spell at Boston United, a loan period at Gainsborough Trinity before joining Glossop North End, Shaw Lane and latterly Buxton.

Phillips says he is delighted to have snapped up one of his major targets.

“He was my captain at Buxton and wanted to come with me so I’m very happy we’ve managed to bring him here for he’s a massive player who brings a lot into teams he plays for,” he said.

“Even though he’s only 24, he’s got a lot of experience at this level, scores goals from midfield which was something we largely lacked last season and can also play as a centre forward.

“He’s a massive signing who’ll clearly enhance us as a team.”

Dolan (19) started out in the academy at Manchester United before featuring in the youth teams at Blackburn Rovers and Bury.

A spell at Oldham Athletic followed after being in non league with Stockport Town and Altrincham before he was released by the Latics and ended up at Radcliffe.

“He’s a great footballer who’s played in the Football League who’s good enough to get back there,” said Phillips.

“He can play on the wing or in that number ten slot, his ability’s unquestionable and if he can get his head right he’ll be back playing at a higher level.

“He works hard both on and off the ball which is important for a winger.

“As I’ve said previously last year we had wingers who had the ability but didn’t do enough when the opposition had the ball.

“I also expect him to score a few goals. He’ll be a good fit for us and I’d like to thank Kevin Wilson for his help in bringing Callum to Matlock.”

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