In-demand Aujla set for Frickley Athletic departure

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INDERJEET Aujla could have played his last game for Frickley Athletic after being invited to train with Blue Square Bet Premier side Forest Green Rovers.

The 24-year-old former Bradford City youth player had been on a two-week trial with Leeds United after impressing scouts with his performances for the Evo-Stik Premier Division Blues.

The chance of a full-time deal with the Championship club was slim, however, and Blues boss Karl Rose has revealed the Blue Square Premier side have been taking a look at the midfielder.

“He’s been training with them and I think he’s going to play for them,” he said.

“Indy wants to play as high up the league ladder as he can and you can’t blame him for that.

“He put out the story about him having a trial with Leeds and I think that’s probably caught the attention of other clubs.”

Aujla was suspended for Frickley’s 4-2 defeat at Blyth Spartans on Saturday and wasn’t involved for the South Elmsall side in their clash with Stocksbridge Park Steels on Tuesday night.

He’s not contracted to Frickley so club’s don’t need to put in a seven-day approach for his services.

One player may be going out but Rose is hoping to have two new faces at Westfield Lane before Saturday’s league trip to Buxton (kick-off 3pm).

“Two players are hopefully on their way in the next couple of days,” said the Blues boss.

“One is a striker and one is a winger and it’ll give us more attacking options if they both come off.”

The arrivals will follow the double signing last week of defenders Luke Danville and Danny Stimpson - the latter arriving on a dual registration deal from Harrogate Town.

Wholesale changes have been made since Rose’s pre-season arrival at Westfield Lane but the Frickley boss says his targets could be the last signings for a while.

“I’ll be pretty happy with the squad if I manage to get them both in,” he said.

“Despite the 4-1 loss on Saturday I feel we’re getting better as a team week by week and the players I’m looking to sign should only add to that.”

Frickley visit Buxton in the league on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) with a fully-fit squad and turn their attentions to Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup second round action on Tuesday night when they host Worksop Town at Westfield Lane (kick-off 7.45pm) in a repeat of last season’s final.

The Blues will be looking to repeat their FA Cup success against the Tigers earlier this season.

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