National League news - July 2024

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

Check out the gossip page for the latest rumours, use our transfers page to track signings made by English Football League clubs or read more National League news from June.

10 July

Ebbsfleet United have signed experienced midfielder Wes Fonguck.

The 26-year-old former England C player played 73 times over the past two seasons at Southend United after a seven-year spell at Barnet, where he more than 150 appearances.

Eastleigh have signed midfielder Lloyd Humphries from Weston-super-Mare for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old has spent the last five years with the National League South side and played every minute of their league games last season, scoring two goals.

9 July

Rochdale have signed midfielder Aaron Henry, 20, on a season-long loan from League One side Charlton.

Henry made 13 appearances in League Two while on loan at Crawley Town last season, before playing 17 times for Wealdstone in the National League during the second half of the campaign.

FC Halifax Town have signed central defender Adam Alimi-Adetoro following his release by Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

The 23-year-old has signed a two-year contract at The Shay.

Altrincham captain James Jones, 27, has signed a new contract with the National League club.

Details of the deal have not been disclosed.

Sutton United have signed defender Hayden Muller from League of Ireland club Dundalk.

The 22-year-old came through the youth ranks at Millwall before joining Dundalk in January 2023 where he made 56 appearances, scoring twice.

Solihull Moors have signed forward James Gale from Mansfield Town on a season-long loan.

He scored three goals in 26 appearances for the Stags in 2023-24, the most recent in a 4-1 win at MK Dons in April.

Solihull have also signed attacking Bradley Stevenson after the expiry of midfielder's contract with Billericay Town.

The 25-year-old former Gillingham player scored 47 goals and provided 37 assists in his two seasons with Billericay.

Gateshead have signed midfielder midfielder Will McGowan from Blyth Spartans on a three-year deal.

McGowan, 21, scored eight goals in 76 appearances for Blyth after initially joining them from South Shields in November 2022.

8 July

Southend United have signed striker Josh Walker from League One side Burton Albion for an undisclosed fee following the lifting of their latest transfer embargo.

The 26-year-old, who scored three goals in 35 appearances for Burton last season, has agreed a two-year contract.

The Shrimpers have also re-signed centre-back Joe Gubbins - who played 10 games during a loan spell in 2022 - following his release by QPR, also on a two-year deal.

Former Notts County right-back Richard Brindley has joined Eastleigh following his release by the Magpies.

The 31-year-old made 148 appearances for the Meadow Lane club, scoring two goals.

5 July

Rochdale have signed former Maidenhead defender Sam Beckwith on a two-year deal.

The 22-year-old made 44 appearances for the Magpies last season.

Gateshead have signed Notts County goalkeeper Tiernan Brooks on a two-year deal. The 22-year-old spent time on loan with Cork City and Rochdale last season.

Meanwhile, defender Joe Grayson, 25, has signed a new two-year deal with the Heed after making 32 appearances last season.

Fellow defenders Kenton Richardson, 25, and Robbie Tinkler, 27, have also extended their Gateshead stays by two years and one year respectively.

Forward Charlie Jolley has joined AFC Fylde on a two-year contract.

Last season, the 23-year-old netted four goals in his 24 League Two appearances for Tranmere Rovers.

4 July

Aldershot Town have signed forward Kai Corbett from Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old, who was at West Ham as a teenager, has signed a one-year deal with the Shots.

3 July

Forest Green Rovers have signed Cambridge United midfielder Adam May on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old scored 10 goals in 142 appearances at Cambridge over four years having begun his career at Portsmouth.

Oldham have signed Rochdale winger Jesurun Uchegbulam on a one-year deal.

The Nigeria-born 23-year-old scored one goal in 30 National League appearances for Dale last season.

York City midfielder Alex Woodyard has left the club after having his contract cancelled by mutual consent.

The 31-year-old made 30 National League appearances for the Minstermen last season after joining from AFC Wimbledon.

AFC Fylde forward Danny Ormerod has signed a new two-year deal.

The 18-year-old scored seven goals in 26 games last season after making his senior debut in November.

2 July

Promoted Yeovil Town have signed goalkeeper player-coach Matt Gould, 30, from fellow National League side Altrincham on a two-year contract.

Dagenham & Redbridge have made Christian N’Guessan, 25, and Harrison Day, 18, their eighth and ninth signings of the summer transfer window.

Former Sutton United midfielder N’Guessan has signed a two-year contract. Striker Day, who played for Isthmian League side Concord Rangers last season, has agreed a one-year deal.

Halifax Town midfielder Jamie Cooke has agreed a new, undisclosed contract at the club. The 22-year-old has made 83 appearances for the Shaymen.

Solihull Moors have completed the signing of defender Oliver Tipton from Wolves on a two-year deal.

The 20-year-old spent last season on loan at Notts County but has played most of his football in the youth ranks at Molineux.

Gateshead have signed former Middlesbrough academy midfielder Fenton John.

The 20-year-old, who scored seven goals in 17 games on loan at Northern Premier side Morpeth Town last season, has agreed a one-year deal with a further one-year option.

The club have also signed defender Jamie Bramwell on a one-year contract with an option to extend the deal.

Bramwell, also 20, recently left Grimsby and has spent time on loan at Whitby Town and Gainsborough Trinity.

Defender Manny Monthe has signed for Oldham on a two-year contract.

The experienced 29-year-old, who was at Northampton last season, has achieved three promotions in the English Football League; one at Forest Green Rovers and two with Tranmere Rovers.

1 July

Altrincham have signed former Hartlepool midfielder Tom Crawford.

The 25-year-old scored six goals in 101 league appearances for Pools before being released earlier this summer.

Aldershot Town have signed midfielder Ryan Jones following the expiration of his contract with Bristol Rovers.

The 22-year-old has spent time on loan at Bath City, Hungerford and Bromley and has signed a two-year deal with the Shots.

Defender Zac Bell has joined Maidenhead United after leaving Championship club Bristol City.

The 21-year-old came through the Robins' academy and has spent the last two seasons on loan in National League South at Bath City, Yeovil and Taunton.

Rochdale have signed former Manchester United midfielder Aidan Barlow as their fifth summer signing.

The 24-year-old came through the Red Devils' academy and went on to join Doncaster Rovers, where he made 50 appearances, and spent last season in the National League with Eastleigh.

Oldham have signed midfielder Josh Kay on a two-year contract.

The 27-year-old joins from AFC Fylde, where he scored four times in 33 appearances in the National League last season.