Matlock Town is pleased to announce the signing of twenty-five-year-old midfielder Greg Tempest from Basford United.
Tempest who can operate in either defence or midfield started his career at Notts County when he was sixteen signed his first professional contract with the club the following year. He would spend five years with the Magpies as well as have two loan spells with Ilkeston Town and Boston United. After five years with the club, Tempest was released.
Following his release, he joined up with Lincoln City on a one-year contract. After being previously offered a new deal by Chris Moyses, Lincoln surprisingly released Tempest at the end of the 2015-16 season after new Lincoln Manager Danny Cowley took charge
After being released by Lincoln City, Tempest joined Nuneaton Town. On March 10,
After a 15 month lay off with a knee injury, Tempest worked hard to prove his fitness and managed to secure himself a deal with Basford United where he has played a total of twenty-six times scoring once this season.
Tempest was eligible to play for Northern Ireland through his late grandfather Bill Corkhill. In May 2013 Tempest was called up by Northern Ireland U21’s Tempest made his Northern Ireland U21 debut on 30 May 2013, in a 3–0 loss against Cyprus U21’s. His performance in a 1-0 win against Cyprus U21 on 19 November 2013 soon earned him ‘Man of the Match’.
Tempest had the following to say about his move to the Gladiators “Things haven’t worked out at Basford United as I envisioned for some reason and so I decided to choose Matlock Town after some thought which seemed a good fit for me obviously knowing Frecks and Terry who I’m delighted to be working with them again and I’m looking forward to getting started.”
Manager Dave Frecklington had the following to say on his latest acquisition “Greg is a left footed dynamic midfielder. Excellent passer of the ball. Fantastic pro and leads by example. He will add balance to the midfield and leadership qualities. Brilliant in the dressing room and he’s just turned 25. An ever present at Basford and having worked with Greg at Gainsborough we know each other inside out so it’s a perfect fit. Greg was a target for us at the end of the season so to get him in the building now is perfect for us.”