New signings boost for Clayborners

LIVERSEDGE are counting down to the new season by unveiling their latest signings, including a couple of football league legends who will be turning out for the Clayborners in a charity match to kick-off the pre-season.

Nathan Cartman is one of a clutch of players joining from Brighouse Town. The striker was in the top 10 NCE League Premier Division goalscorers last season.He scored 22 goals in league and cup competitions and 19 in the league.

He was an ever-present in Mark Brier’s Town side last season as was another capture, midfielder Damien Hopkins.

The final member of the former Brighouse triumverate is goalkeeper James Waggatt. Liversedge will now have three custodians next season with Mark Maddison and Danny Knight also vying for the number one spot.

Another player looking forward especially to the new season will be midfielder Sam Robinson who joined from Guiseley towards the end of last season but did not get a chance to make his mark as he was injured. He is now fit and raring to go.

Liversedge boss Billy Miller said: “We welcome these new arrivals, these will be influential players for us.

He added: “There may be a couple more players to bring in yet. We also had a great players meeting last Thursday and we can confirm that last year’s squad are still with us.”

The first pre-season match is on July 16, at Northallerton Town and will raise money for Help for Heroes and charity set up in memory of a local soldier killed in Iraq who also played for Northallerton.

Lining up for Liversedge that day will be former Chelsea, Stoke and Arsenal playmaker Alan Hudson, who also won two England caps.

Also turning out for Liversedge will be ex Southampton and Middlesborough midfielder Neil Maddison. Both players are big supporters of the Heroes charity. Maddison, a friend of Miller’s, played in the club’s centenary match.