Shaymen Add Two to Squad

Struggling FC Halifax Town head to Chester FC today in the Vanarama National League with a couple of new faces on board.

The Shaymen`s recently-appointed boss Darren Kelly has signed Nat Brown on a month`s loan from league rivals Lincoln City and brought in vastly experienced midfielder Tommy Miller.

Brown (pictured) is one of the select band of players who has had three separate spells with Lincoln, with his current stint starting following his arrival from Macclesfield Town in the summer of 2013.

He first joined the Imps from Huddersfield Town in 2005, having worked his way through the youth system at the Yorkshire side. He played in a number of positions, before settling in a central defensive role, and went on to make over 80 appearances for the Terriers, including over fifty starts in the Football League.

He was a regular in the City side until a wrist injury sustained towards the end of the 2005/06 season and required surgery during the summer break, forced him to miss the first thirteen matches of the following campaign.

His final Football League outing in an Imps' shirt came at Peterborough United in March 2008 and following his departure from Sincil Bank with over 100 appearance to his name he had a brief spell at Wrexham before linking up with Keith Alexander and Gary Simpson at Macclesfield.

He returned to the Imps on loan from Macclesfield in March 2013 and following his release by the Silkmen, came back to Sincil Bank on a permanent deal.

He joined the Shaymen on a month`s loan.

Thirty-six-year-old Miller passed the 600-game mark last season when helping Hartlepool United preserve their League Two status.

He was with Ipswich Town as a youngster but returned to his native North East roots to join Hartlepool in 1994.

Ironically, it was Ipswich who picked him up for £750,000 in July 2001 after making 137 appearances for Pools and scoring 35 goals, attracting much attention along the way.

He spent four years with the Tractor Boys, playing 117 times and scoring 29 times before moving to Sunderland.

He re-joined Ipswich again in July 2007 and then had spells with Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town, Swindon Town and Bury before re-joining Pools in the summer of 2014.

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