ALTRINCHAM have announced the double signing of Billy Hasler-Cregg and Jamie Menagh.

The two wingers have joined Neil Young’s side from Rochdale and Stockport County respectively.

Hasler-Cregg, who was one of only three Academy graduates to be offered a contact at Rochdale last summer, spent time on loan at Droylsden last season.

The 19-year-old scored three goals and recorded five assists during his first seven games at The Butchers Arms and, according to the official Altrincham website, became a “top target for Young” once the former Chester boss heard about his availability.

“Billy is an exciting young wide player who can operate on either side and had great reviews from his time on loan at Droylsden last year,” Young said. “He has had a taste of non-league football and is keen to make the most of this opportunity.

“He’s a lad who was identified and spoken to in the first week of being appointed at Altrincham. We are really looking forward to working with Billy, and I know he is looking forward to it immensely.”

Menagh, 22, is joining up with Young for the third time after spending time with the former Colwyn Bay boss at Chester and Stockport County.

The Liverpudlian played a part in a resurgent County under James Gannon, but was released at the end of the campaign.

Young said: “Jamie can play anywhere across the middle, but particularly in the wide areas. He’s hard working, with a great set-piece delivery, and he also has a willingness to learn. At only 22, he has a hunger to do well and kick on.”

The additions take Young’s signings up to six so far this season, after he joined the Moss Lane outfit following their relegation from the Vanarama National League.

Young, who resigned as Stockport County manager in January after just six months at the club, has also tied Damian Reeves and James Lawrie down to new contracts since he joined the Robins on May 2.

Former Clitheroe manager Simon Garner has also joined Young’s backroom staff in the last few days.

By Callum Matthews

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