The club can confirm that Billy Priestley will join fellow National League North side FC United of Manchester on loan until the start of January 2019.

Born in Burnley, the central defender signed for Southport from Alfreton in December 2017 and the 29 year-old will link up with his new side at Broadhurst Park immediately. As part of the loan agreement he will be available to play for the Reds in FA and County cup competitions.

Billy has currently made 22 appearances for the Port, four of which have been during the 2018/19 season.

Everyone connected with Southport Football Club would like to wish him all the best during the coming months.