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Newmarket Town complete the signing of former Mildenhall Town striker James Hall

Having expressed his desire to add James Hall to his Newmarket Town squad last week, player-manager Michael Shinn has got his man.

The well-travelled striker revealed on Twitter on July 2 that he had left Mildenhall Town after 18 months at the Recreation Way-based club.

Hall featured on 26 occasions for Ricky Cornish's side across two Covid-19 impacted campaigns, producing a healthy return of 24 goals in the process.

James Hall has signed for Newmarket Town. Picture: Mark Westley
James Hall has signed for Newmarket Town. Picture: Mark Westley

However, since announcing his Mildenhall exit, Hall has featured in Newmarket's three pre-season friendlies – scoring in two of them and impressing Shinn in the process.

Shinn told Suffolk News after Hall had found the back of the net against Braintree: "He's a player we'd really like to sign. When I saw he'd left Mildenhall I was straight on the phone and we had a good chat.

"There's obviously a lot of interest in him, as there should be with a player of his quality, but we are keen to work something out if we can."

And now the Jockeys have confirmed that an agreement has been reached for the 31-year-old to turn out at the Tristel Stadium next term.

As well as Mildenhall, the forward counts the likes of Soham Town Rangers, St Ives Town, Biggleswade Town, St Neots Town, Cambridge City and Bedford Town among his former clubs.

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