National League news - September 2023

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 August.

22 September

Gateshead have signed Barnsley wing-back Kyle Lofthouse on a loan deal until January 2024.

Lofthouse, 23. has experience of the National League with Woking, who he left to join the Tykes earlier this summer.

Hartlepool United have signed England Under-18 defender Zak Johnson from Sunderland on a one-month loan deal.

The 19-year-old could make his debut versus Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.

21 September

York City have brought in Barnsley striker Aiden Marsh on a one-month loan deal.

Former Sheffield United forward Marsh, 20, has two goals in five games this season in all competitions, and has experience at National League level with Scunthorpe.

Altrincham have added Bolton Wanderers forward Gerald Sithole and Colchester winger Alex Newby on month-long and half-season loan deals respectively.,

Sithole, 20, has two goals in 22 appearances at league level and offers cover for Regan Linney and Ollie Crankshaw as they both recover from knee injuries.

Newby, 27, has experience with Barrow, Clitheroe, Chorley, Rochdale and his parent club, for whom he has made three appearances this season.

19 September

AFC Fylde have signed defender Sam Graham, 23, on a free transfer following his departure from Rochdale in the summer.

Southend United have brought in goalkeeper David Martin, 37, and utility player Mauro Vilhete, 30.

Former West Ham and MK Dons stopper Martin will play on a non-contract basis, while ex-Barnet man Vilhete has been signed on a dual registration with Hayes & Yeading United.

15 September

Hartlepool United have signed attacking midfielder Osazee Aghatise after the former Derby County prospect trained with the club for two weeks.

The 20-year-old made five first-team appearances as a Rams youth product and had spells with Manchester United, Manchester City and Stoke City as a youngster.

Pools have also given goalkeeper Josh Mazfari a deal until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old appeared for the club's academy side, having turned professional with Huddersfield Town in July 2022.

Chesterfield forward Ryan Colclough has extended his contract until the end of the 2024-25 season.

The 28-year-old has scored five goals in eight appearances for the second-placed side this campaign.

Wealdstone have signed full-back Kyle Smith on a 28-day loan from Millwall.

Smith, who can also play in midfield, joined Millwall's academy this season and joins fellow Lions player Abdul Abdulmalik, who also joined the Stones on loan last week.

Woking have signed Bradford City defender Timi Odusina on loan until January.

The 23-year-old won promotion from the National League with Hartlepool in 2020-21 and could make his debut against Pools on Saturday.

11 September

Aldershot Town have signed Northampton Town defender Max Dyche on a one-month loan deal.

The 20-year-old centre-back has scored one goal in 31 appearances for the Cobblers since making his first-team debut in December 2020.

Dyche, the son of Everton manager Sean, signed a new two-year deal with the League One club in June and has featured five times in all competitions this season.

Dorking Wanderers have signed winger Tom Blair from National League South side Havant & Waterlooville.

The 24-year-old has previously had stints at Bridport, Dorchester Town, Eastleigh and Weymouth.

The terms of his switch to Dorking and the length of his contract have not been disclosed.

7 September

Maidstone United have signed attacker Michael Petrasso from Canadian side York United on loan until the end of the year.

Petrasso scored 10 times for Barnet in the 2020-21 season while on loan and came up through the youth system at Queens Park Rangers.

6 September

Barnet have signed former Boreham Wood centre-back Connor Stevens.

The 25-year-old started his career with Watford's academy and has played for both Wealdstone United and Oxford City.

Bromley have signed midfielder Lewis Leigh from Championship side Preston North End on loan until January.

The 19-year-old made his Championship debut for the Lilywhites last season against Sheffield United in April.

York City have appointed former Notts County and AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley as their new manager.

The 51-year-old, who spent 11 years playing for Wimbledon, has agreed a three-year deal at the National League side.

4 September

Bromley have signed Arsenal defender Alex Kirk and forward Kido Taylor-Hart on loan until the end of the season.

Centre-back Kirk, 20, spent time on loan at Scottish Championship outfit Ayr United last season while Taylor-Hart, 20, had a spell with Derby County Under-21s.

1 September

Boreham Wood have signed defender Billy Sass-Davies and midfielder Regan Griffiths, both 23, on loan from Crewe Alexandra until the end of January.

Griffiths has made 52 appearances for the League Two club while Sass-Davies has played 48 first-team games.

Bromley have signed Bristol Rovers midfielder Ryan Jones on loan until January.

The 21-year-old, who has made seven cup appearances for Rovers, spent last season on loan at Hungerford Town.

Ebbsfleet have revealed that on-loan Wycombe Wanderers defender Jack Wakely will have to undergo surgery after suffering an early injury in Monday's 3-2 defeat at Barnet.

After assessment by both Ebbsfleet and Wycombe, followed by further scans, Fleet now say it is a "serious injury and damage to ligaments that will require surgery."

Eastleigh have signed central defender Trent Rendall on short-term-loan from QPR.

The 21-year-old made four appearances on loan with Gloucester last season and arrives at the Silverlake with National League pedigree after spending the 2021-22 campaign on loan at Eastbourne Borough, where he made 26 appearances.

Hartlepool United defender Dan Dodds will be out for a year with an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, while a hamstring injury will keep midfielder Anthony Mancini out for a "minimum" of six months.

Dodds, 22, suffered his injury in Saturday's game against Fylde, while Frenchman Mancini, also 22, was forced off in the first half of Monday's defeat by Chesterfield.

Pools have signed Bradford City left-back Luke Hendrie on a season-long loan deal.

The 29-year-old has had two previous spells with the club.

Woking have ended goalkeeper Joe Day's season-long loan from Newport County "with immediate effect".

The 33-year-old made two appearances for the Cardinals during his time at the club.