Farsley sign defender Radcliffe

24 July 2009 12:32
Farsley Celtic have signed 19-year-old centre-back Josh Radcliffe. The former York City player becomes Farsley's seventh summer signing and could make his debut against a Leeds United XI on Friday night. "It is nice to be wanted and it has given me a much-needed confidence boost. I really hope to be playing regularly," said Radcliffe. Radcliffe joins his fellow former York team-mate Liam Shepherd at Throstle Nest, who also signed this summer. Farsley have so far brought in Lee Ellington, Dave Syers, Matty Young, Dave Pickering and former player Simeon Bambrook ahead of their new Blue Square North season. Radcliffe was released at the end of York's disappointing 2008-09 season, which saw them just avoid relegation from the Blue Square Premier. Manager Neil Parsley explained: "We were originally going to sit down after the Halifax and Leeds games to assess things but Josh has done enough to earn a deal with us. "This is based on his performance against Halifax and the qualities he has shown in training." Meanwhile, Farsley are urging as many fans as possible to attend their pre-season friendly match with a Leeds United XI on Friday night. The club are trying to raise as much money as possible to help them exit administration before the start of the new season. Kick-off at Throstle Nest is at 1900 BST.

Source: BBC_Sport