STALYBRIDGE Celtic have brought back Keano Deacon back to Bower Fold.
The 24-year-old forward, who has re-signed, had a previous spell with Celtic when Steve Burr was manager.
Deacon was signed after being released by Fleetwood Town in 2017.
He had been a professional for two years with the Cod Army for whom he made two first-team appearances, including a league debut at Chesterfield.
Deacon, who plays either as a winger or No 10, left when he moved to live and work in London.
He trained for a time at Crawley Town before playing for Burgess Hill Town, West Sussex. He has since returned to Manchester.
Manager Simon Haworth was impressed with Deacon during trials.
“Keano is quick, has good feet and has looked bright and has been an asset to the team. He has looked better than what we have,” he said.
Celtic have also signed 20-year-old centre-back Luke Barlow who has most recently been with Scottish Premier League club Kilmarnock.
Bury-raised Barlow, who had impressed on trial, was part of Crewe Alexandra’s youth set-up before joining Kilmarnock in 2018.
- Celtic have released summer signing Tyler Williams.
The 18-year-old, 6ft 4in central defender was snapped up following his release by Preston North End.
Haworth explained Williams, a former academy player at Burnley and Oldham Athletic, has struggled to adjust after being coming out of full-time football.
“Tyler needs to be playing 40-50 games a season and he is not going to do that here so may be needs to drop down a league,” he said.