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National League news - November 2023

BBC Sport tracks the latest news stories from the National League, including managerial announcements, new signings and contract extensions.

Check out the gossip page for the latest rumours, use our transfers page to track signings made by English Football League clubs or read more National League news from October.

28 November

Gateshead defender Carl Magnay has retired from professional football after suffering a serious knee injury.

The 34-year-old damaged his anterior cruciate ligament last month and will join interim manager Rob Elliot's coaching staff.

Magnay played 122 times for Gateshead across two spells and also played for Milton Keynes Dons, Northampton Town and Hartlepool United in the English Football League.

24 November

York City have signed Huddersfield left-back Luke Daley on loan until 2 January.

The 20-year-old, who had a spell in the National League with Gateshead last week, could make his debut for the Minstermen against Maidenhead on Saturday.

21 November

Solihull Moors have signed former Aston Villa youth player DJ Campton-Sturridge on a short-term contract following a trial.

The 22-year-old forward appeared twice in the EFL Trophy for Villa's Under-21 side in 2020-21, but he was released over the summer.

18 November

Oxford City have signed Bromley defender Cole Kpekawa on an initial 28-day loan.

The 27-year-old joined Bromley in the summer and has made six appearances for the club.

17 November

Boreham Wood have signed Wealdstone defender Charles Clayden for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old former Leyton Orient and Charlton player has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Wealdstone have signed goalkeeper Marcus Dewhurst following his release by Sheffield United.

The 22-year-old could make his Stones debut against Halifax on Saturday.

16 November

Gateshead have signed Cambridge United defender Mamadou Jobe on loan until 2 January.

The 20-year-old made 13 appearances in the National League during a loan spell with Maidstone last season.

15 November

Solihull Moors have signed Colchester United goalkeeper Sam Hornby on a short-term loan deal.

The 28-year-old former Burton, Port Vale and Bradford keeper has featured just once for Colchester this season and joins Solihull following Tommy Simkin's return to Stoke.

York City have signed Braintree striker Will Davies for an undisclosed fee.

The Minstermen say the 24-year-old, who scored eight goals in 15 appearances for the National League South side this season, has signed a "multi-year" contract.

14 November

Dorking Wanderers have signed defender Hayden Hollis after he left Ebbsfleet United.

Hollis, 31, spent seven years at Notts County and also had a spell at Forest Green Rovers before joining Chesterfield for three years in 2019.

10 November

Goalkeeper Tommy Simkin has been recalled from his loan spell with Solihull Moors and returned to his parent club Stoke.

The 18-year-old has made 19 appearances for Solihull this season and was called up to the England Under-20s squad earlier this week.

8 November

Aldershot right-back Aaron Jones has signed a new deal with the club, tying him to the Shots to the end of the 2024-25 season.

Jones, 29, also played for Shots boss Tommy Widdrington at his previous club King's Lynn before moving to the Recreation Ground this summer.

Solihull Moors have added former Republic of Ireland international Stephen Ward, their director of football, to the club's board.

The 38-year-old former Wolves striker, who converted to full-back before going on to enjoy a 15-year professional career with Brighton, Burnley, Stoke City, Ipswich Town and Walsall, first took the Solihull job in June.

7 November

Kidderminster Harriers have signed ex-Portsmouth, Tranmere Rovers, Blackpool, Wrexham, Macclesfield Town and AFC Fylde winger Ben Tollitt on loan until January from fellow National League side Oldham Athletic.

Tollitt, 28, who has scored once in five games for the Latics this season, is available to make his debut for bottom club Harriers on this weekend's trip to FA Cup heroes Aldershot.

Hartlepool United have signed midfielder Mitch Hancox on loan until January from fellow National League side York City.

The 29-year-old previously won the National League title with Macclesfield Town in 2018 and also was part of Pools manager John Askey's York side that won promotion to the fifth tier with York in 2022.

4 November

Chesterfield striker Liam Mandeville has signed a new two-and-a-half year deal, tying him to the current National League leaders until the summer of 2026.

Mandeville, 26, has scored 25 goals, including five this term, in 185 appearances since being signed by then boss John Sheridan from Doncaster Rovers in 2019.

Dagenham & Redbridge goalkeeper Joshua Strizovic has joined Isthmian League Premier Division side Hashtag United in a short-term loan deal.

The 23-year-old made four appearances for Daggers last season.

Oxford City have signed Southampton goalkeeper Jack Bycroft on loan.

The 22-year-old had a loan spell at Aldershot Town at the beginning of the season, making three appearances.

3 November

Aldershot manager Tommy Widdrington has signed a new deal with the club.

After being appointed in April, Widdrington guided his team to National League safety at the end of last season - and has the Shots seventh in the league table after 18 games this time round.

Oldham Athletic have signed former Gateshead goalkeeper Dan Langley until the end of the season.

The Newcastle academy product joined Blyth Spartans in the summer but has linked up with the Latics after training with them in pre-season.

Veteran midfielder Nicky Featherstone has signed a further extension with Hartlepool United to remain until the end of the season.

Featherstone, 35, who rejoined Pools last month on an initial short-term deal, has scored once in six games since returning. He will also receive a testimonial as part of the deal for his 386-game service.