The ex York City, Bury and Wrexham striker signs from AFC Halifax after manager Paul Carden targeted the 32 year old to lead the Port line.

Paul Carden said: “Andy is exactly what Ive been looking for, we talked in the summer and now after five matches Andy is with us.

“Andy adds a great deal to our squad in terms of playing ability and experience.

“He will hold the ball up, get others playing and he scores goals.

“We talked to AFC Halifax through Neil Aspin and their chairman. This deal has taken all week so I am very pleased to have got it completed before the Bank Holiday fixtures.”

Andy Bishop joined his new team mates in training on Thursday morning having completed all the paperwork at the Merseyrail Community Stadium.

Bishop’s playing record includes 40 appearances and seven goals at Kidderminster after being an apprentice at Walsall.

He scored 33 goals in 78 appearances at York City and 69 goals in 236 appearances for Bury before making 81 appearances for Wrexham scoring 16 goals.

He has four England C Caps between 2004-06.


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