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Blue Square North club Stalybridge Celtic have announced the signings of midfielder Michael Twiss and utility player Danny Adams.

Twiss, 32, arrives at Bower Fold having been released by Coca-Cola League Two promotion-hopefuls Morecambe.

He made 202 appearances for the Shrimpers, scoring fifty-three goals. His previous clubs include Chester City, Leigh RMI and Port Vale.

He links up again with Celtic boss Jim Harvey, who managed him at Christie Park.

Adams (above), 34, also joins Stalybridge from Morecambe, where he made 113 appearances. His previous clubs include Altrincham, Macclesfield, Stockport County and Huddersfield Town.

Both players go straight into the squad for Tuesday’s game with Blue Square North title favourites Southport.

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Former Chester City midfielder Jonathan Walters says he was disappointed but not surprised to see his former club Chester City’s long-running financial woes lead to their expulsion from the Blue Square Premier last week.

The 26-year-old joined the Blues from Chester, then in League Two, in January 2007.

Walters told the Ipswich Town Football Club site: “It’s disappointing obviously to see the situation Chester are in. I’m not surprised though. There were signs of the problems they were having when I was there – people were getting paid late virtually every month.

“If you are only getting in a couple of thousand fans every two weeks to watch home games and from that you’ve got to finance away trips, pay wages and everything else – it’s difficult to see how they can afford to cover their outgoings.

“I think a lot of the League Two and even League One clubs face that problem and it’s only a matter of time before clubs start to go out of business.

“They introduced the penalty for clubs going into administration a few years back and that number seems to be on the rise. It’s a worry for the game. When you see Premier League clubs like Portsmouth struggling, you know there is a real problem.”

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