Warne on the move to Belper

Midfielder Steve Warne has left Matlock Town and moved to Evo-Stik NPL First Division South neighbours Belper Town for an undisclosed fee.

The former Chesterfield player, who also lists Hucknall Town, Worksop Town and Alfreton Town among his former clubs, had a loan spell at Christchurch Meadow earlier this term. He has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Gladiators’ starting line up this season.

Matlock have made a short term signing in Hyde midfielder Harry Winter, who comes to the Reynolds Stadium on a dual registration agreement. Six feet one inches tall, Winter joined Hyde from FC Halifax Town in December, having previously been with Northwich Victoria. He went straight into the Gladiators’ side at Kendal on Saturday.