National League news - February 2019

Zavon Hines in action for Chesterfield
Zavon Hines, who has featured for Chesterfield and Bromley this season, was forced to retire from playing on medical advice

BBC Sport tracks the latest news stories from the National League, including managerial announcements, new signings and contract extensions.

You can catch up with all of the National League news from January here. Meanwhile, check out the gossip page for the latest rumours and see our list of the latest manager ins and outs.

28 February

Boreham Wood have added Vic Akers, 72, to boss Luke Garrard's "senior management team", the National League club have announced.

Akers spent 22 years as manager of Arsenal's women's team, winning 32 trophies, and also worked as kit man for the Gunners' men's side.

Irish midfielder Gavin Holohan, 27, has joined Hartlepool on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

27 February

Hartlepool United have signed centre-half Fraser Kerr from National League rivals Gateshead for an undisclosed fee.

Maidstone United have signed Jake Embery from Isthmian League South East side Herne Bay on a deal until the end of next season.

The 19-year-old has scored 21 goals for the eighth-tier side this season.

FC Halifax Town have signed forward Devante Rodney, 20, from fellow National League side Salford City on a one-month loan deal.

26 February

Bromley midfielder Frankie Raymond has signed a new undisclosed-length deal with the club.

The 26-year-old has made 31 appearances this season, scoring once.

22 February

Solihull Moors captain Darren Carter, 35, has signed a contract extension until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Former Birmingham and West Bromwich Albion midfielder Carter will also take on an ambassadorial role with the National League club.

Maidstone United have signed Leo Donnellan on a non-contract basis after a trial period at the Gallagher Stadium.

20 February

Dover Athletic have extended the loan of Millwall full-back Danny McNamara until 23 March.

The 20-year-old has made four appearances so far for the Whites.

19 February

Former Scotland assistant boss Mark McGhee has been named as interim manager of National League South side Eastbourne Borough.

The ex-Leicester, Wolves and Brighton boss will be in charge for the remainder of the season.

16 February

Barnet have appointed former Gillingham, Leicester and Hull City defender Junior Lewis as assistant head coach and promoted Dan Senda from his academy role to first-team coach.

FC Halifax have signed midfielder James Hardy, 22, from AFC Fylde on a month's loan.

15 February

Solihull Moors goalkeeper Ryan Boot has agreed a new contract to the end of next season.

The 24-year-old has been an ever-present in the National League this season, and kept 15 clean sheets.

Maidstone United have signed Braintree winger Justin Amaluzor on a deal to run until the summer of 2020.

The 22-year-old has scored three goals in 21 appearances for Braintree this season.

Havant & Waterlooville have extended the loan of Luton Town full-back Jack James, 19, for the rest of the season.

14 February

Maidenhead United have signed 25-year-old Wrexham forward Mike Fondop on loan until the end of the season.

13 February

Braintree Town have released defender Jon Muleba from his contract. The 22-year-old has made 22 National League appearances for The Iron this season.

12 February

Aldershot Town have signed former Wolves defender George Elokobi on a deal until the end of the season following his release by Leyton Orient.

The 33-year-old featured three times for the O's in the league this season.

Leyton Orient have re-signed striker Jay Simpson, 30, on a deal until the end of the season.

Meanwhile, O's defender Myles Judd has signed a new contract, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2021.

Solihull Moors have signed goalkeeper Emmanuel Agboola, 20, on loan from League Two club Oxford United for the rest of the season.

Boreham Wood have signed prolific striker Ralston Gabriel from Isthmian League club Haringey Borough on an undisclosed-length "permanent" contract.

The 27-year-old has scored 25 goals this season - 12 for St Albans City and 13 for Haringey, who he rejoined in December.

11 February

Solihull Moors have lost appeals against the red cards shown to Luke Maxwell and Danny Wright during Saturday's win at Ebbsfleet.

Midfielder Maxwell, 21, and forward Wright, 34, will now serve three-match bans, covering two National League games and their FA Trophy quarter-final against Telford United.

9 February

Solihull Moors sign 20-year-old Sutton Coldfield striker Ryan Nesbitt on an 19-month-contract.

8 February

AFC Fylde have signed striker Alex Reid on a 93-day loan from League Two side Stevenage.

Reid, 23, has scored twice in 11 League Two games for Stevenage since joining in the summer from Fleetwood Town.

Barrow have signed midfielder Lewis Hardcastle, the captain of Blackburn Rovers' Under-23 side, on a one-month loan.

The 20-year-old played nine games on loan at League Two club Port Vale earlier in the season.

Bromley have completed the signing of winger Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu, 19, from Charlton Athletic on an initial short-term loan.

7 February

Harrogate Town have signed Barnsley winger Dylan Mottley-Henry, 21, on loan until the end of the season.

Chesterfield have signed midfielder Ellis Chapman, 18, on loan from League Two leaders Lincoln until the end of the season.

Kidderminster Harriers full-back Lee Vaughan, 30, has joined National League club Solihull Moors on a deal until the end of the 2019-20 season.

Sutton United have re-signed midfielder Roarie Deacon following the 27-year-old's release by Scottish side Dundee, and signed 21-year-old striker Dylan Kearney from Southern League outfit Harrow Borough on a deal until the end of the campaign.

Former Barrow and Guiseley forward Lewis Walters, 23, has signed non-contract terms with AFC Fylde until the end of the season.

5 February

Maidstone United have re-signed Hartlepool United striker Jake Cassidy on loan until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old scored two goals in 16 league outings for the Stones earlier in the campaign.

4 February

Aldershot Town have terminated the contract of captain Karleigh Osborne by mutual consent.

The 30-year-old made seven appearances for the club this season, but none in 2019.

Ebbsfleet United have released a statement confirming that players and staff have been paid their outstanding wages for January and "deeply regret" the delay.

A statement from the playing squad released on 1 February expressed concerns about other issues, including medical insurance and pension contributions.

The National League club has said "at no time were any players at risk of playing matches uninsured" and any outstanding pension contributions are in the process of being resolved.

Former West Ham, Burnley and Bournemouth winger Zavon Hines, 30, has announced his retirementexternal-link from professional football on medical advice.

Hines has appeared for Chesterfield and Bromley in the National League this season.

3 February

Braintree Town have signed forward Korrey Henry, 19, after his contract with League Two side Yeovil Town was cancelled by mutual consent.

1 February

Aldershot Town have signed Bristol Rovers defender Rollin Menayese, 21, on loan for the remainder of the season.

Eastleigh have signed 20-year-old defender Shaun Hobson on loan until the end of the season from Premier League side Bournemouth.

AFC Fylde have said they rejected a £50,000 bid from an "unnamed former Premier League side" for top goalscorer Danny Rowe on transfer deadline day.

The 29-year-old former Lincoln City striker has scored 21 goals in 31 National League appearances this season.

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