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Carruthers brings in reinforcements with capture of duo

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Carruthers brings in reinforcements with capture of duo

Matlock Town have added two new players to their squad ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Morpeth Town.

Striker Karl Demidh has signed from United Counties League Premier Division Quorn and midfielder Harrison Taylor who has been at Wisbech Town.

Demidh, a football coach at Loughborough University, has been a consistent goalscorer around the East Midlands non league scene during the past decade listing clubs like Grantham Town, Belper Town, Shepshed Dynamo, Loughborough Dynamo, Sheffield and Mickleover amongst others.

Taylor was at Wisbech at the end of last season when the Fenmen failed in their bid to keep their step 4 status, being relegated from the NPL Division One Midlands. More recently he has been playing in the Trent University teams in Nottingham.

Gladiators boss Martin Carruthers says he has two players now with him who have done well against his sides in the past.

“I’m absolutely delighted to get Karl in, I’ve known him for years and he’s always been a thorn in my side. He’s got experience, personality and he’s a proven goalscorer having scored 21 for Quorn this season. He can create chances but he’s also that fox in the box that every side needs.”

Harrison has been training with Notts County who alerted Carruthers that he was looking for a club and the Matlock manager acted quickly given the holes that have suddenly appeared in the midfield area in the Matlock squad.

“He played against Ilkeston for Wisbech in the last game of the season when Ilkeston won the league and he did really well. He caught my eye. He’s up at Nottingham Trent University but has been training with Notts County who alerted me to him. He’s got bags of pedigree, he’s a hungry fit lad who should fit in well.”

The signings are subject to NPL and FA approval.

Ian Richardson