Professional footballer Nick Haughton has secured himself a permanent deal with Salford City just a few days after ending his stint on loan at Chorley FC earlier this week.
The 23-year-old midfielder was on a contract with Fleetwood Town since September 2014, which kept him tied to the club until 2017. During this time, he went out on loan to different clubs, including Nantwich Town, Salford City and Chorley.
His successful stay at Chorley lasted just one season but Haughton certainly made his mark, having scored no less than 13 goals in 26 games for the Magpies. The loan contract ended last week and he was recalled by parent team Fleetwood Town on Monday, which subsequently sold him to the Greater Manchester-based club for an undisclosed fee.
Apparently, there has been a lot of interest in Haughton during his time with Chorley FC, and now he has signed a two and a half year deal with Salford City.
For those who are not up to speed, Salford City Football Club are currently competing in the National League North, the sixth tier of English football, and are actually the table leaders. With a 76-year history, the club has gained several honors over the years and finished 4th in the 2016-2017 season.
Going forward, Nick Haughton plans to keep his good form going, according to a statement he made for Salford’s website.
‘I’ve worked on my game this year and I feel like I’ve improved at scoring goals which is one of them, and hopefully I’ll be scoring a few more to help the lads on push on for this season’, he said. ‘I’m really happy [to be back], looking forward to joining up with the lads and helping the team go forward and push for promotion.’
Salford City are now eight points clear at the top of the National League North table after a 3-0 win against AFC Telford United at the Peninsula Stadium. The team is set to face Harrogate Town this Saturday, and the odds are in their favour, especially after the September 2-1 win against Weaver’s side.