WITTON Albion have added to their squad ahead of Saturday's trip to Stalybridge Celtic.

Forward James Hooper has arrived on a dual registration deal from National League North side Altrincham and is available to make his debut on Saturday.

Hooper has played in the Football League for Rochdale and Carlisle United and can also count FC United of Manchester, Stockport County, Radcliffe Borough, Salford City and Chorley among his former clubs.

The 23-year-old is on his way back from a long-term injury and says he is looking forward to getting back on the field again.

"I'm buzzing to be back playing," he told the club's official website.

"I've been out for three months after a shoulder operation and played three games for West Didsbury and scored three goals.

"I just want to get back up to speed, score some goals and help the lads push up the table and hopefully get into the play-offs.

"I played with (Albion defender) Adam Anson at Chorley and he had nothing but good things to say about the club.

"I'm happy it's all sorted for Saturday."

There has been a departure from Wincham Park, however, as Danny Mitchley has returned to Radcliffe following the end of his loan spell.

The experienced frontman scored twice in 10 appearances for Carl Macauley's side.