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Grantham Town make striker their second signing of the week

Grantham Town have announced the signing of Ashley Worsfold from Basford United.

The striker arrives from Basford where he had a spell last season after leaving Gainsborough Trinity in November.

The 29-year-old is now ready for his new challenge at The Meres and marks the style of play the Gingerbreads want to use as a reason for joining the club.


Worsford said: “I’m really happy to be joining the club. I’ve worked with the manager and played with some of the squad before and I’m hoping it’s going to be a really good season.

“The style of play that the manager wants to use going forward is one that really suits me and after my spell at Basford where I wasn’t really suited to it, I needed a new start, and this was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.

‘I’ve got a good feeling about this and I’m looking forward to hopefully scoring lots of goals this season.”

One player that Worsfold will reunite with is striker Liam Hardy, who like Worsfold, is a proven scorer at this level.

The pair have played together before at Harrogate Town and Buxton and Worsfold says the trust they have in each other will help on the pitch.

Worsford continued: “I played with Liam at a couple of clubs before and when we played together, we always had a good understanding of each other.

“It’s massive when you have a strike partner you can trust as it makes it so much easier to work off each other, as well as provide goalscoring chances for each other as well as scoring goals myself.”

Grantham boss Martin McIntosh is a big admirer of the lively striker and was delighted to bring another striker into the squad.

McIntosh said: “I’m delighted to bring Ash to the club.

“He had a small spell at Basford after scoring goals at Gainsborough and for one reason or the other it didn’t work out and as soon as he became available, I was on the phone to him straight away.

“He’s well known by the fans for his time at other clubs in Lincolnshire and is a proven goalscorer. He will excite the fans and I know he is keen to get started.”

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