Date: 22nd July 2006 at 8:06pm
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The Silkmen have taken Scott McNiven and an un-named Portugese left back on trial.

McNiven is a highly experienced defender who played over 250 games for Oldham between 1995 and 2002. He moved to Oxford and played a further 95 times.

From there he moved to Mansfield where he played a further 25 games before moving to Chester last season where he was almost ever present in the first team.

Both trialists played against Southport but McNiven was significantly more impressive than the left-back.