National League news - April 2019

Acting Sutton boss Ian Baird
Ian Baird took charge of Sutton in March after Paul Doswell stepped down for the rest of the season for personal reasons

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 March here. Meanwhile, check out the gossip page for the latest rumours and see our list of the latest manager ins and outs.

24 April

Barrow skipper Josh Granite has signed a new one-year contract with the club.

The 27-year-old has made 29 appearances this season for the Bluebirds.

16 April

Barrow defender Sam Hird has agreed a new one-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months.

The former Leeds United and Doncaster player has made eight appearances since joining the club in January.

Chesterfield midfielder Charlie Wakefield, 18, has signed for the club until the end of next season.

Manager John Sheridan says "he's got a lot to learn but I think I can make him better".

15 April

Havant and Waterlooville captain Rory Williams has signed a new one-year contract.

The 29-year-old helped the club to successive promotion into the National League, but the club's relegation was confirmed by a loss to Solihull on Saturday.

Barrow goalkeeper Joel Dixon has agreed a new one-year deal with the option for a further year.

The 25-year-old is the Bluebirds' longest-serving player, having joined from Sunderland in June 2015.

13 April

Torquay United have clinched promotion to the National League by wrapping up the National League South title.

The Gulls, relegated last season, beat Eastbourne 2-0.

12 April

Versatile Bromley defender Marc-Anthony Okoye has signed a new deal with the club.

Okoye, who arrived from Braintree last summer, said he was "delighted" to extend his stay.

3 April

Rotherham United goalkeeper Laurence Bilboe has joined Havant & Waterlooville on a youth loan until the end of the 2018-19 season.

1 April

Havant & Waterlooville have signed Millwall defender Dan McNamara, 20, on loan for the remainder of the season.

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