Phil Bolland

THE Wingmakers have signed experience centre-back Phil Bolland from Halifax Town in Blue Square North.

The 36-year-old has played for more than a dozen clubs in his career, but his most settled period came between 2002 and 2006, when he made 139 appearances in the Football League for Chester City.

After spells with Altrincham, Salford, Trafford and Knowsley United, he signed for Southport in 1997 and spent four season at Haig Avenue.

After leaving Chester for Peterborough United, where he made 17 appearances, Bolland returned to Chester but, following the appointment of manager Bobby Williamson, struggled to find a first-team berth and was released, joining Wrexham.

Released from the Racecourse Ground following the Dragons' relegation to the Conference, Bolland was reunited with former teammates Gary Brabin and Paul Carden, manager and assistant manager of Cambridge United.

He spent one season at the club, before signing for Barrow where he was in the side that won the FA Trophy in 2009/10.

After being made club captain and making 101 appearances for Barrow, he was released at the end of last season and, following a brief spell at Droylsden, moved to Halifax where he has made six league appearances this term.

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