FA Trophy winner Hibbs joins from Halifax

Young midfielder Jake Hibbs has joined Spennymoor Town from FC Halifax Town.

Hibbs, 22, won the FA Trophy with Halifax Town in 2016, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 victory over Grimsby Town, as well as being part of the squad who defeated Salford City in the 2016/17 National League North Play-Off Final.

He signed for FC Halifax Town in 2013 after being chosen as the successful player in trials run by the club.

The midfielder had several spells on loan, including time at Droylsden, Hyde United and AFC Telford United.

After returning from a period at AFC Telford United, the central midfielder established himself as a regular in the Halifax Town team.

Hibbs said: “It was a great opportunity for me to join Spennymoor.  I’ve heard good things about the club from the way it’s run to the people involved.  Having worked with Tommy Miller before I know the standards and expectations required from both him and the manager Jason.

“Having spoken to Jason, it’s clear where the club wants to go moving forward and I’m looking forward to being able to help with that.  It’s a new challenge for me and I’m looking forward to getting started.”

Moors boss Jason Ainsley was delighted with the signing: “Jake has unbelievable energy and can play in a number of positions across the midfield or down the right.

“He is a tenacious and technical footballer who has been instrumental for Halifax, where he was promoted from this league and player in their FA Trophy success.”