Signings bring vibrance to resurgent Liversedge

New signing Joel Farrar in action for Sunday side Birkenshaw. Dave Thompson (inset)
New signing Joel Farrar in action for Sunday side Birkenshaw. Dave Thompson (inset)

Liversedge manager Dave Thompson believes his side have turned the corner after bringing new players to the club.

Joel Farrar signed from local West Riding County Amateur Division One high-fliers Hunsworth and produced an impressive debut in last week’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Worksop Parramore.

Central defender Tom Jackson has joined from Albion Sports and Dale Smith came out of retirement to play in goal at Worksop last week.

The new signings have brought vibrance to the club and Thompson believes his side are not far away from turning round their fortunes.

The manager added: “We are a much happier team and it is a really vibrant place to be around at the moment.

“When I spoke to Joel, he said playing for Liversedge would really mean something to him and that is the type of player I want here.

“It would be great to send some of our development squad to play at Hunsworth and forge links with them.

“I want to see players from Cleckheaton, Dewsbury and Batley playing for Liversedge and make it known that we are a vibrant club to come and join.

“Last week was the first time since I took over that I have had a full squad to pick from and the next step is going on and start winning games.

“We have long term plans in place and I am very optimistic that Liversedge will become a force to be reckoned with over the next two or three years.”

Thompson has brought in former Liversedge player Allan Colqhoun as assistant manager following a long stint with Nostell Miners Welfare.

Thompson added: “Liversedge have gone through a transitional period over the last few months but I am convinced we have come through that now and Allan was the final piece of the jigsaw.”