ANDY Preece has signed goalkeeper Ryan Neild after James Coates decided to end a three-year spell at the Hollingsworth Group Stadium to join Droylsden.

Warrington-born Neild, 20, is a former Chester FC youth who has since played for AFC Liverpool, FC Nomads of Connah's Quay and Witton Albion.

The young keeper has impressed in pre-season friendlies with his shot-stopping ability and is a timely addition to the squad.

Coates departs after making 93 Welsh Premier appearances and also playing in all six of the Wingmakers' Europa League ties since signing in the summer of 2016.