CARL Macauley's sixth signing of summer brings bags of experience to the heart of Witton Albion's defence.

Steve McNulty, 36, has racked up more than 600 career games, including many in the Football League.

He has featured in six promotion winning sides and, such are his leadership qualities, held the position of captain at four different clubs.

Albion, who have also signed Isaac Baldwin, Scott Bakkor, Josh Gregory, Steven Tames and James Hooper, will be able to call on all of McNulty's wisdom as the season progresses.

He began his career at Liverpool and skippered the Reds at under 19s level before his release from the Anfield club in 2003.

Liverpool-born McNulty moved into non-league football, starting at Burscough before joining Vauxhall Motors and then Barrow, whom he captained to promotion into the Conference.

A move to Fleetwood Town in 2009 saw McNulty achieve two more promotions, helping the club rise from the Conference North to League Two, again as captain.

After leaving The Cod Army, the defender moved south to join Luton Town and once more earned promotion as The Hatters moved from the Conference into League Two. He was voted into the PFA League Two Team of the Season by his peers in the process.

McNulty returned to the North West to join Tranmere Rovers in 2015 and yet won his fifth and sixth career promotion to help the Wirral club back from non-league into League One, playing an instrumental role in the heart of the defence and as captain.

Following his release from Prenton Park, McNulty joined National League North side York City with whom he spent last term, helping The Minstermen to the play-offs where they lost out to eventual winners Altrincham.