Goalkeeper Hale signs contract with Lancaster City

Mike Hale, centre, signs his Lancaster City contract flanked by club secreatary Ray Coote, left, and vice-chairman Mark Knight, right.
Mike Hale, centre, signs his Lancaster City contract flanked by club secreatary Ray Coote, left, and vice-chairman Mark Knight, right.

Goalkeeper Mike Hale has seemingly ended recent speculation about his Lancaster City future by putting pen to paper on a contract with the Dolly Blues.

The popular stopper, who has been linked with a move to City’s Evo-Stik First Division North rivals Kendal Town, signed on the dotted line ahead of the Dolly Blues’ 2-2 draw at Brighouse Town on Saturday.

Hale, who started career as a youngster at Burnley, was City’s player of the year last season after a string of fine performances between the sticks.

The news represents a big boost for new Lancaster City boss Phil Brown who has also added Zach Clark to his squad.

The well-travelled returning winger was last with Kendal Town.

Brown will be looking for his first win since his return to the club when the Blues, 17th in the table, travel to Trafford on Tuesday night.