FORMER Huddersfield Town duo Matt Glennon and Phil Senior will compete for the keeper’s shirt at FC Halifax this season.
Meanwhile former Galpharm and Shay stopper Simon Eastwood is aiming to earn a contract at League I Portsmouth.
Glennon, 33, played 45 minutes of Halifax’s 4-1 friendly win at Brighouse Town on Saturday after signing for the ambitious Blue Square North club.
Senior, 29, figured for the other half and will aim to keep Glennon on the bench as Halifax chase promotion after last season’s play-off semi-final loss to Gainsborough.
The Town academy product made 58 senior appearances before being released in 2006, and played for Northwich, Droyslden, Ilkeston and Alfreton before joining Halifax in 2008.
Glennon made 122 Town appearances between the summer of 2006, when he joined from St Johnstone, and January 2010, when he moved to Bradford City.
He started his career at Bolton and has also played for Hull, Carlisle, Falkirk, Stockport and Chester, whom he helped win promotion to the Blue Square North last season.
The Shelley-based player is happy to link up with Halifax, who have a friendly at Evo-Stik League Mossley tonight.
“I’ve been thinking of moving into part-time football for a while, but it had to be the right club, and Halifax are,” he said.
“They are very professionally run, they are ambitious for the future, they want to win promotion this time and I want to be part of that.
“I know they’ve had their troubles, but all that is in the past, and I’m convinced the club are moving in the right direction now.”
Eastwood, 23, came through the Town academy alongside Alex Smithies, and managed just one senior outing, at Leyton Orient on the last day of the 2008-09 season.
He played for England at both Under 18 and 19 level while with Town, who loaned him to both Woking and Bradford City before his release in 2010.
Having also played for Oxford, he was a regular at Halifax last season and had signed for their Blue Square North rivals Bradford Park Avenue before Portsmouth came in.
Having spent a week training with the League I club, who are aiming to come out of administration, he has now gone on a Spanish training camp with them.
Manager Michael Appleton said: “Simon would have played in Saturday’s friendly at Havant & Waterlooville had it not been postponed.
“It was a shame he was denied the opportunity to show what he can do, but he will have another chance.”
Appleton will also take trialists Jon Harley (ex-Notts County) and Mustapha Dumbuya (Doncaster) to La Manga and added: ‘We have got to thank the trialists.
“They are being patient with us in a way and want to go and play for a fantastic club and this is what it is.
“They have come here, they are training, they are fighting for their lives because they want a career. If they can impress there will be something for them.”