Morris boosts Frickley squad

Luke Mangham (left) in action on his debut for Frickley Athletic against Stafford Rangers. (AB331h0916)

Luke Mangham (left) in action on his debut for Frickley Athletic against Stafford Rangers. (AB331h0916)

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New Frickley Athletic boss Lee Morris has added three more players to his squad as well as registering himself as a player for the season to help out in case of emergency.

Morris was a big hit as a player with the Blues in two spells between 2002 and 2004 and 2007 to 2010, scoring 86 goals in 236 appearances in all competitions.

He is now in charge of the team and has looked to strengthen the squad as they look to climb the Evo-Stik Premier League table.

Luke Mangham, a striker formerly with Garforth Town, Goole and Ossett Town, joined in time to play in the win against Stafford Rangers.

“I’ve said before that I am a big admirer of Luke so I’m absolutely delighted to get him on board,” said Morris.

Two more players have arrived this week with Noel Burdett and Andy Ofosu both brought in to boost the attacking ranks.

First year Scunthorpe United professional Burdett, who has been on the Football League club’s books since under 9 level, has joined the Blues on a three-month loan. He scored five goals in 17 youth team appearances last season.

Ofosu, meanwhile, arrives from Sheffield FC and is immediately available.

Frickley now play their fourth consecutive home game this Saturday when they entertain a Marine side that has made a decent start to the season and stood in eighth place after last weekend’s games. Kick-off is 3pm.

They are back on their travels next Tuesday, away to mid-table Matlock Town (kick-off 7.45pm).

A date has now been fixed for Frickley’s Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup first round tie at home to Denaby Main. It will be played at Westfield Lane on Tuesday, October 4 with a 7.45pm kick-off.