GUISELEY have strengthened their defence with the addition to their squad of former England Schools international Niall Heaton.

The 21-year-old centre-back started his career with Bradford City before being transferred to Liverpool's youth team.

The Pudsey-born player later returned to City before joining Alfreton Town, where he played under new Guiseley joint manager Russ O'Neill.

Last season Heaton played 42 games for Nuneaton Town in National League North.