Halifax boss Chris Wilder's plans have been hit by striker David McNiven agreeing to join Stafford Rangers where he spent last season on loan.
McNiven opted for Stafford over Halifax
The news comes after the 29-year-old ex-Morecambe man had originally agreed terms to join the Shaymen.
Stafford boss Phil Robinson has also added to his squad by signing former Shrewsbury striker Marco Adaagio, 19.
Meanwhile, Wilder has told Chris Billy he can leave follwing the signing of former Hull midfielder Russell Fry, 21.