Frickley Athletic sign X-Factor star Jake Quickenden

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Frickley Athletic have added some star quality to their squad by signing X-Factor contestant Jake Quickenden.

The 23-year-old is a good friend of Blues defender Tom Johnston and he attended training in South Elmsall on Tuesday night, armed with his guitar to treat the players and management to a couple of songs, to sign for the Evo-Stik Premier Division club.

Quickenden, from Scunthorpe, made it through to the final 24 of X-Factor last weekend and now joins Nicole Scherzinger at the judges’ houses stage of the competition.

He’s been playing local football in his hometown recently but, paperwork permitting, will be available for Frickley’s FA Carlsberg Trophy tie at Westfield Lane against North Feriby United (kick-off 3pm).

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