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Richie Wellens has today left Swindon Town to become the new manager of Salford City and he’s already made his first signing with former Claret George Boyd having signed for them yesterday and gone straight onto the subs bench for last night’s 2-1 defeat at Cambridge.

Boyd mutually agreed a termination of his contract at Peterborough on the final day of the transfer window earlier this month. That left him as a free agent and able to sign for any new club with Salford confirming his capture yesterday on a deal until the end of the season.

Boyd came off the bench on seventy minutes for his debut having been called upon by acting boss Paul Scholes. He could now be set to make his full debut for Salford this weekend when they take on Hartlepool United in the first round of this season’s FA Cup.

Salford will be Boyd’s sixth league club. He did start his career with Stevenage but at the time they were a non-league club and it was back in 2007 that he made a Football League debut for Peterborough, playing alongside Micah Hyde in a 3-0 home win against Rochdale.

He subsequently played for Nottingham Forest, Hull, Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday before returning to Peterborough in the summer of last year. He’s now played a total of 489 games in the Football League and above in which he’s scored 86 goals.

Now 35, with Rochdale in the League Trophy to follow the Hartlepool game, his full league debut for Salford could come at Bolton on Friday, 13th November.

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