Frickley Athletic receive triple boost

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FRICKLEY Athletic have been boosted by the news that three of the club’s star performers have turned down moves away from South Elmsall.

Gavin Allott, Jimmy Ghaichem and Jake Picton were all subject to recent seven-day approaches but all have rejected moves in favour of remaining at Westfield Lane.

Allott and Ghaichem were wanted by big-spending Evo-Stik Premier Division outfit North Ferriby and Picton was subject to an approach from Buxton.

“It’s great for the club that all three look to be staying,” said Blues boss Karl Rose.

“Credit has to go to them all. Jimmy was probably going to be offered double the money by North Ferriby but he’s turned them down to stay here.”

Interest in Frickley’s players has been high throughout the season so far.

The Blues are understood to have received numerous approaches for Allott, who showcased his talents with a hat-trick in Frickley’s 3-3 draw with Rushall Olympic on Saturday.

But Rose can now focus on Saturday’s trip to Ilkeston, with Frickley looking for their first away league win of the campaign, with all three set to feature.

The Blues boss is also hopeful of adding another defender to his ranks following Saturday’s error-strewn defensive showing against Rushall.

“We’ll be allowed to talk to the player on Friday so hopefully we can sign him in time for Ilkeston,” said Rose.

“I’m 99 per cent certain we’ll have someone in by Saturday.”

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