Injury-hit squad is strengthened

MOSSLEY have strengthened their injury-hit squad by signing winger Levi Phillips, midfielder Will Shepherd and re-signing experienced defender Steve Mason.

Phillips, 23, who comes from South London, was an academy player at Brentford and previously played for Carshalton Athletic, Staines Town and Tooting and Mitcham.

He also turned out for Droylsden while studying at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Phillips, who has graduated, has returned to Manchester where has landed a job as a recruitment consultant and had a short spell at Widnes before switching to Emmaus Mossley Seel Park.

Manager David Fish welcomes new signing Levi Phillips

He emailed manager David Fish pre-season enquiring about coming in for training but eventually signed for Widnes.

They kept in touch and Phillips, who was in the Carshalton side that won Bostik League South in 2017-18, was released as he was finding the travelling to Widnes an issue.

Two of Phillips’ former Carshalton team-mates are now playing in the EFL, Mickel Miller at Rotherham and Ricky Korea for Sutton United and he is keen to play at as high a level as possible.

Shepherd, 19, was a scholar at Salford City before turning professional for one year.

After leaving Salford, Shepherd had a short spell at Warrington Town but hardly featured.

As he is Rochdale-based, Fish was aware of Shepherd who can play anywhere across midfield or even full back.

“He is calm, composed and has looked good. He has come off the bench for the last three games and impressed and clearly has a bright future ahead of him,” said Fish.

Mossley have welcomed back Mason after the defender had taken a brief break from football.

The 32-year-old made 66 appearances for the Lilywhites since making his debut in August 2018.

• Exiting Mossley after the shortest of spells was striker Sewa Marah.

The 21-year-old was signed on after impressing during his first training session.

He was immediately named in the squad for the game at Widnes where he came on as a second half substitute and scored the winner in a 2-1 victory.

Marah, who began his playing days as a scholar at Southend United and has also appeared for Chorley in last season’s FA Cup run, started against Ramsbottom United in the next match.

But after asking for more money from the club, Fish decided he was not the right fit and he was released.

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