The 2023/24 summer transfer window is now open and clubs across the National League have been extremely busy, as preparations for the new season get underway, but which signings have you missed?
In part one, we covered several early deals that flew under the radar, including Jake Taylor to Eastleigh and Kevin Lokko to Maidenhead United. For the full list, feel free to click the following link.
Efforts will now turn to the new season, following Wrexham’s title triumph last season, as well as Notts County’s penalty shoot-out win against Chesterfield, to ensure their place in the Football League next season.
Moving into the 2023/24 season, there will be six brand new teams in the division. Firstly, Hartlepool United and Rochdale were relegated from League Two and will subsequently replace both Wrexham and Notts County.
Similarly, Scunthorpe United, Yeovil Town, Torquay United and Maidstone United have all been relegated, down to the sixth tier of English football. They have been replaced by National League North champions AFC Fylde, Kidderminster Harriers, Oxford City and National League South winners Ebbsfleet United.
Across the fifth tier, there has already been a significant amount of transfers, contract extensions, departures and more, that have been confirmed. However, not all of the moves are well publicised and will therefore, fly under the radar of football fans.
With all that being said, let’s take a look at five more National League transfers that you may have missed over the last three weeks…
Joey Jones: Solihull Moors to Altrincham FC – free transfer
Beginning this list, we have Altrincham’s latest summer signing, in the form of experienced midfielder Joey Jones. The 29-year-old made just 20 appearances for Neal Ardley’s men last season and was released by the Moors, following the conclusion of the 2022/23 season.
Jones has plenty of EFL experience, with the likes of Salford City, Grimsby Town and Yeovil Town. He has penned an undisclosed length contract with the National League side, becoming their third signing of the window.
Gus Mafuta: York City to Solihull Moors – free transfer
Speaking of Solihull Moors, the club have completed their fifth signing of the summer window, as York midfielder Gus Mafuta pens a two-year deal with the club. The defensive midfielder had received a contract offer from York, but turned it down to sign for the Moors.
Mafuta has plenty of experience in the National League, having spells with Salford City, Hartlepool United and Boreham Wood, making him a solid addition for Neal Ardley’s men, as they aim to bounce back in the fifth tier.
Charlie Wakefield: Yeovil Town to Woking FC – free transfer
Former Chelsea and Coventry winger Charlie Wakefield, has penned a permanent contract with Woking, after a successful loan period with the football club last season. The 25-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the club.
The winger made four appearances last season, after signing in March. He also made 57 appearances for Yeovil in the National League, but following their relegation last season, Wakefield has opted to move on this summer.
Dior Angus: Harrogate Town to Altrincham – free transfer
For the second time, Altrincham have strengthened their squad, with the addition of forward Dior Angus from League Two side Harrogate Town. The former Barrow and Wrexham man has a proven eye for goal and would love to hit the ground running.
Angus made just nine appearances in the EFL last season, but failed to contribute to a goal. He also started just once last season, which arrived on the first day of the 2022/23 season, during a league match against Sutton United.
Jack Lambert: Darlington to Kidderminster Harriers – free transfer
Midfielder Jack Lambert is the newest addition at Aggborough, following his switch from National League North side Darlington. The 24-year-old has signed a two year contract with the newly promoted side.
Lambert has had spells with Scunthorpe United and Dundee, as well as scoring 16 goals last season. This included two hat-tricks against both Gloucester City and AFC Telford United.