ANDREW Thomas has swooped for the signature of winger Jamie Menagh from National League North outfit Altrincham.

The Liverpool-born 22-year-old is a midfielder who can play centrally or out wide and is also a dead ball specialist.

Before joining Chester from Prescot Cables in October 2013, Menagh had been with Blackpool and was on the point of joining Stoke City on a two-year deal when Potters' manager Tony Pulis was sacked and the move fell through.

But he was an instant hit with the Blues, scoring twice on his debut against Lincoln City and a dramatic winner in time added-on against FC Halifax Town live on BT Sport.

He made 17 appearances for Chester but left in January 2015 and signed for Marine.

Menagh went on to play for Witton Albion, where he scored five goals in eight appearances, before being re-united with manager Neil Young, who had brought him to Chester, by signing for Stockport County last December and then following Young to Altrincham in May.