Frickley Athletic added to their squad ahead of last weekend’s game at Bedworth when they completed the signing of Sam Liversidge from NCE League club Worksop Town.
Liversidge has also played at Evo-Stik League level with Sheffield FC and Buxton and was originally signed on scholarship forms with Championship club Sheffield Wednesday.
Frickley boss Spencer Fearn is pleased with the new addition as the team heads for the run-in with their promotion aim still burning bright despite a few knock backs recently.
He said: “We have signed a player of real quality and Sam will add even more competition for places within our squad.
“He is a very good centre-back and can play further up field if needed.
“He’s a strong character and it’s great news for us that he is now a Frickley player.”
Liversidge went straight into the side at Bedworth, but could not help his new side get back to winning ways despite an impressive debut.
The unlucky 3-2 defeat left Frickley down in fifth place in the Evo-Stik South ahead of back to back home games in which they will be hoping to get their campaign back on track.
After eight straight league wins, Fearn’s men have now picked up only one point from their last four matches and know they must turn it back round quickly.
They are down to play league matches at the Big Fellas Stadium against Carlton Town on Saturday (3pm) and Newcastle Town next Tuesday (7.45pm), but there could be a change after the scheduled Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup quarter-final at Swallownest was postponed on Tuesday night. The tie could now be switched to Frickley to be played this Saturday.