WINSFORD United have persuaded Dave Short, a player manager Lee Duckworth believes sets an example to others with his unselfishness, to stay for another season.

Blues announced on Monday that their leading goal-scorer last term has agreed to stay at Barton Stadium as part of an attack that will feature Nathan Cotterell and Sam Madeley.

“He’s a leader,” said Duckworth.

“Last year he played in a number of positions to help us out and that prevented him from reaching targets he had set for himself.

“His competitive nature is what I like and characters like him will take us to where we want to go.”

Winsford also confirmed that full-back Damian Skolorzynski and wide-man Sam Marshall have signed again.

Clubs in the North West Counties League could start to send registration forms to officials from Monday.

Two new names were on a list released before the Guardian went to press on Wednesday.

Attacking midfielder Anthony Hall, who has an eye for goal and impressed with Bacup Borough in First Division North last term, is the first of those.

And Jack Lever, a versatile defender that made more than a dozen appearances for Knutsford in the Cheshire League last term and played a handful of games for 1874 Northwich, is the second.

“Anthony was one of our main targets,” said Duckworth.

“He was a player courted by a number of clubs at our level, and I’m delighted he’s chosen to come here.”

“As for Jack, it was a no-brainer to bring him in and he’s somebody that can play comfortably in any role across the back-line.”