Above: Thompson (right) was part of the England squad that reached the semi final of the Under-19 World Cup in 2010
Macclesfield Town have signed former Celtic, Colchester and Tranmere defender Josh Thompson on a free transfer.
Thompson was captain of relegated Southport last season scoring one goal in 26 appearances.
The 26-year-old has not played a competitive fixture since seriously injuring his patella in January.
A former England Under-19 international, Thompson is the Silkmen’s eighth signing of the summer.