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Matlock Town sign Congolese midfielder

Matlock Town have completed the signing of Cesaire Lingouba from Witton Albion.

The 25-year-old Congolese midfielder names Stalybridge Celtic and Droylsden among his other former clubs, before being a regular in the Witton side last season.

Matlock boss Paul Phillips told Matlock's official website: "We watched him last season when he was with Witton and identified him as a player who could do well for us. He’s a good, strong holding midfielder, at present we only have Mark Lees in there that can do that job.

"We’ve got more midfielders that specialise in going forward, so it’s important that

we get someone who’s athletic and can sit in there, he’ll be able to play a massive part for us

especially away from home.”

Lingouba’s signing was too late for him to be eligible for today’s FA Cup second qualifying round trip to Grantham.

Meanwhile the Gladiators have released another midfielder, Joe Coveney, to allow him the chance to seek more first team football.