Boro hitman Bromley signs as Railway bolster squad

hsb  Railway Athletic v Salford City. Number 7.  (121110M3e)
hsb Railway Athletic v Salford City. Number 7. (121110M3e)

Harrogate Railway have strengthened their squad after making a double swoop this week.

Boss Billy Miller has signed striker Steve Bromley from Knaresborough Town and Frickley Athletic defender Joel Dixon.

Dixon made his Railway debut on Monday night as Lawrence Hunter’s last gasp strike grabbed a 2-1 win over Northwich Victoria.

Jesus Farina put Railway ahead as they avenged Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to 10-man Burscough, where Nathan Cartman bagged their only goal.

“Monday was a massive three points for us,” said Miller.

Rail’ moved up to 13th in Evo-Stik First Division North.

On his new arrivals Miller added: “Joel came in and was lively and aggressive.

“It’s just what we have been missing.

“We are back to looking healthy once again. The hard part now is to keep them all happy.

“We have to make sure we are all working in the right direction.”

Miller confirmed Bromley will be in the squad for Padiham’s visit on Saturday (3pm) and Tuesday’s trip to Radcliffe Borough.

But Bromley could still represent former club Knaresborough on a dual registration terms when unavailable for Railway.

Miller has targeted six points from Railway’s next four games to hit half-way towards his 40-point season aim.

Padiham have struggled on their arrival into the league and lie 18th after three wins in 11 games.

Troubled Radcliffe sit second bottom in the table. “The next four games are critical,” said Miller.

“If we play as well as we did this week, then we have a good chance of picking up more points.”

Miller also confirmed Venezuelan talent Illiard Serrao has joined Glasshoughton Welfare after visa restrictions meant he can only play below the Evo-Stik leagues, saying: “We are really disappointed.

“We have worked so hard to get the kid in out of nowhere. But rules are rules.”