AFC Telford United: Kristian Platt joins from Stalybridge Celtic

Kristian Platt

AFC Telford United have signed defender Kristian Platt from Conference North side Stalybridge Celtic - the promoted club's seventh summer signing.

The 23-year-old Birkenhead-born player began his career with Chester, making his Football League debut in May 2009.

He has spent the last four seasons at Stalybridge and impressed Bucks boss Liam Watson when he played in both games against them last term.

Telford start their Conference Premier campaign at Welling United on 9 August.

The signing of Platt on a one-year deal follows last week's arrival of midfielder Jordan Deacey from another Conference North side, Bradford Park Avenue.

Telford have also signed Jonathan Hedge to replace long-serving goalkeeper Ryan Young, as well as Southport defender Steve Akrigg and Witton Albion winger Josh Hancock.

And they have also brought in two players from Conference discards Hereford United, defender Rod McDonald and striker Sam Smith.