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National League news – March 2024

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

31 March

Gateshead have signed centre-back Joe Cook after he left Dorking, for whom he made 14 National League appearances this season.

The 24-year-old has signed a contract until the end of the season.

30 March

Gateshead have signed goalkeeper Joe Montgomery on a deal until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old joined the National League club on loan from Spennymoor Town in February, and signs for Gateshead for the fifth time in his career.

28 March

Stoke City midfielder Sonny Singh has joined Woking on loan until the end of the season.

The 20-year-old, who has been with Stoke since 2022, had loan spells with Hereford and Rushall Olympic earlier in the campaign.

Gateshead have signed defender Will Johnson and forward Sonny Fish on loan from Fleetwood and Crawley Town respectively.

Johnson, 18, and Fish, 20, will be with the play-off chasers until the end of the season.

Wealdstone have signed Watford striker Tobi Adeyemo on loan for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old scored one goal in five appearances for the Hornets last season.

26 March

League One side Cambridge United have recalled centre-back Mamadou Jobe from his loan spell with Gateshead.

The 21-year-old made 22 appearances for the Heed, who sit sixth in the table.

Rochdale have extended the loan of Blackpool defender Dan Sassi until the end of the season. Sassi has made six appearances for the club, including a full 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Maidenhead.

Meanwhile, Dale central defender Max Taylor has moved to Solihull Moors for the rest of this campaign. Former Manchester United youngster Taylor has played 64 times for the National League club.

23 March

Sutton United striker Lee Angol has joined Woking on loan until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old has extensive English Football League experience with the likes of Bradford, Leyton Orient, Mansfield and Peterborough.

Wealdstone have signed former Fulham academy goalkeeper Jacob Adams from Hayes & Yeading, on a dual registration basis.

Gateshead have signed goalkeeper Nathan Harness, 24, on loan from League Two side MK Dons until the end of the season.

22 March

Woking have signed former Republic of Ireland midfielder Alan Judge on a free transfer until the end of the season.

The 35-year-old ex-Brentford and Ipswich player was released by Colchester in the summer after two seasons with the League Two club.

Play-off-chasing Bromley have signed goalkeeper Lewis Thomas on loan from Championship club Bristol City.

The 26-year-old former Wales Under-19 international will stay with the Ravens for the rest of the season.

21 March

Tyler Frost has signed a new contract committing him to Aldershot Town until the summer of 2026.

The 24-year-old midfielder has scored seven times in 57 appearances since moving to the club in February 2023.

Rochdale have signed goalkeeper Jacob Chapman on loan from Huddersfield Town for the rest of the season.

The 23-year-old Australian, who has two Championship appearances this season, will cover for Tiernan Brooks, who has been called up by Republic of Ireland under-21s.

19 March

Aldershot Town have announced the signing of free agent Jonathon Page.

The 22-year-old midfielder, who has agreed a deal until the end of the season, previously played for Fulham until last summer.

Kidderminster Harriers have signed midfielder Charlie Weston on loan from Blackburn Rovers for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old has yet to make a senior appearance for the Championship club.

Southend United manager Kevin Maher will be presented with the freedom of the city at a ceremony on 21 March.

Maher has been in charge since October 2021, having previously made more than 400 appearances for the club as a player.

15 March

York City have signed Barnet midfielder Marvin Armstrong for an undisclosed fee.

The 25-year-old worked under Minstermen boss Adam Hinshelwood during his spell with Worthing and had made 20 appearances for the Bees in all competitions this season.

Meanwhile, the National League strugglers have terminated the contract of fellow midfielder Mitch Hancox by mutual consent and he has joined play-off contenders Altrincham.

The 30-year-old was part of the York team promoted from National League North in 2022 but had not featured since October.

The Robins have also released goalkeeper Ollie Byrne.

12 March

Burton Albion defender Finn Delap has joined Woking on loan until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old centre back spent the first half of the season on loan at Mickleover Sports and was recalled to the Brewers in February.

Wealdstone have re-signed Millwall defender Kyle Smith on loan until the end of the season.

The full-back made 11 league appearances for the Stones after joining on loan in September before returning to the Lions due to injury.

Altrincham have signed midfielder Max Haygarth on a short-term deal.

The 22-year-old, who came through the Manchester United academy, was released by Linfield in January.

11 March

Freddie Sears has joined National League South side Braintree Town following his release by Dagenham & Redbridge.

The 34-year-old former West Ham, Colchester and Ipswich forward made 21 appearances for Daggers this season.

9 March

Defender Max Dyche, 21, has been recalled from his loan at Woking by Northampton Town.

The centre-back, who has made nine appearances, joined the Cards in January for the remainder of the season but the League One Cobblers have exercised their option to call him back to the Sixfields Stadium.

Bottom club Oxford City have signed defender Charlie O’Connell on loan for the rest of the season from League One side Peterborough United.

The 21-year-old has played seven times for Posh’s first team and has had two previous loan spells in the National League at Woking.

8 March

Woking have signed left-back Kevin Berkoe on loan from Salford until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old former Oxford United defender has made seven League Two appearances for the Ammies this season.

Wealdstone have signed strikers Reo Griffiths and Manny Duku.

Former England Under-17 and Tottenham academy striker Griffiths, 23, has also spent time at Lyon, Doncaster Rovers and Yeovil Town.

Dutch-born striker Duku, 31, joins after leaving Maidstone United, where he helped the National League South side make the fifth round of this season’s FA Cup.

Former West Ham, Ipswich Town and Colchester United striker Freddie Sears has left Dagenham and Redbridge by mutual consent.

Sears, 34, joined the Daggers in September 2023 and scored once in 23 appearances in all competitions.

York City have signed Eastbourne Borough winger Leone Gravata on a permanent deal.

The 22-year-old has scored three goals in 31 appearances for the National League South side this season.

7 March

Dagenham and Redbridge have signed Middlesbrough striker Daniel Nkruma on a month’s loan.

The 20-year-old, who has previously had spells at Leyton Orient and Welling, joined Boro for an undisclosed fee last June.

Kidderminster Harriers captain Shane Byrne could be out for the rest of the season due to injury, reports BBC Hereford & Worcester.

Manager Phil Brown has confirmed a scan that has revealed the influential midfielder has a hairline fracture of his knee cap.

6 March

Wealdstone have agreed to loan striker Trae Cook-Appiah to National League South side Slough Town for the rest of the season.

The 23-year-old signed a deal with the Stones last month until the end of the 2024-25 campaign and the club have the option of recalling him from his temporary spell at Slough after the first 28 days of the loan.

5 March

Southend United have signed defender Deon Woodman friom Championship club QPR on a one-month loan.

The 21-year-old made two appearances for Wealdstone during a loan spell last month.

1 March

Hartlepool have re-signed Middlesbrough midfielder Terrell Agyemang on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old made four league appearances for Pools during a loan spell earlier in the campaign.

Wealdstone have signed winger Dillon de Silva after he left struggling National League South side Torquay United.

The 21-year-old former Queen Park Rangers youngster, who has won 12 caps for Sri Lanka, scored seven goals in 48 appearances for the Gulls.

National League South club Dartford have appointed former Forest Green, Gillingham and Barrow boss Ady Pennock as their new manager.

Pennock, 52, joins Dartford following a spell in Singaporean league football as Brunei DPPM manager.