AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor was delighted to strengthen his defensive ranks with the capture of Dan Jones from Grimsby Town.

The 22-year-old defender joins on a one-month loan and Challinor believes the signing has come at a good time for his injury-hit squad.

Challinor said: “Dan comes to us highly recommended having spoken to several other managers.

“He has experienced playing League Two football with Hartlepool and National League football earlier this campaign with Gateshead and hopefully that will stand him in good stead and help him settle quickly.

“Dan can play in a number of different positions at the back, which gives us options that we really need at this time.

“He goes straight in squad for tomorrow’s game against Telford.”