Yesterday saw the transfer window shutting in the Football League and the Premier League. But the window was also slammed shut in the Skrill Premier League. At Non-league scene we have picked out our five top signings in the summer transfer window for Skrill Premier teams.
1 Michael Gash
One of the early one done was Michael Gash joining Kidderminster Harriers from Cambridge United. Gash, who has an eye for goal and has played for a number of Conference Premier teams, made the move to Aggborough following a successful loan spell at the Worcestershire club, which began in March. Gashes formed an instant partnership with strike partner Anthony Malbon and the pair led the charge toward the title last season but was unable to dislodge Mansfield off top spot.
The Harriers were so impressed by Gash that they had completed a move for him
Just days after the season ended for them with a loss to Wrexham in the play off semi-final. Steve Burr and everyone else at Kidderminster will be hoping that Gash can continue his fine form he showed while on loan to take Kiddy up to the next level.
2 Adam Cunnington
Despite Tamworth fighting relegation forward Adam Cunnington was among the leading marksmen in the Blue Square premier last season as the Lambs beat the drop and it was no surprise to see him pack his bags and move on to a side in the Skrill Premier that will be up at the top competing for honors come April time.
Cunnington has bedded into the Cambridge side well and in fact he was on target at the weekend as he opened the scoring against his former club Tamworth from the spot as they ran out 3-0 winners over the Staffordshire side.
3 Danny Higginbotham
With a football CV that includes Manchester United and Stoke City it may come a bit of a shock to many to see Danny Higginbotham pull on a Chester shirt. But that is what the former Old Trafford youngster be doing after he moved to the Deva Stadium last week.
Higginbotham had asked for a free transfer from League one Sheffield United and was to end up at newly promoted Chester FC under manager Neil Young who had been reportedly been chasing the signature of Danny for three weeks. Chester fans will be hoping that the former Blades player can inspire them to climb the table after losing their first five games.
4 Matthew Barnes-Homer
Matthew Barnes-Homer will always be known for the two goals he scored on the 5th January when his brace helped Macclesfield Town overcome Championship title winners Cardiff City to advance to the 4th round of the FA Cup at Moss Road.
The former England C team international will be key for Forest Green Rovers as they look to use their spending power to attract on field talent to the New Lawn in a bid to get them promoted out of Non-league football.
5 Louis Almond
Louis Almond joined Hyde on another season long loan from Blackpool after a really impressive loan spell. Almond had joined the Tigers toward the back end of the 2012-2013 season and was in fact made player of the month for March.
His tricky pace can see him run at defenders which can frighten the life out of them in a bid for Scott McNiven’s side to get back to winning ways for them to push themselves back up the Skrill Premier table.
There are many more signings that I could have chosen and a different person writing this could have chosen a different five signings that has really caught the eye but for me- Gash, Cunnington, Higginbotham, Barnes-Homer and Almond could be the five to impress fans and pundits this season.