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Tague makes move to Gainsborough Trinity

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Tague makes move to Gainsborough Trinity

James Tague has left Matlock Town to sign for the Gladiators BetVictor NPL Premier Division rivals Gainsborough Trinity.

Matlock boss Paul Phillips confirmed the news this evening adding that he didn’t want 18 years old Tague to move.

“I wanted to keep him, he knew he was very much in my plans but Gainsborough have come up with a big increase in his wages. I didn’t want to become involved in a wages lottery so we reluctantly agreed to his release” said Phillips.

The energetic midfielder arrived at Matlock in the summer and eventually forced himself into the side in former manager Steve Kittrick’s final game in charge, a 5-0 Integro League Cip win over Basford United. He has since scored twice in the Derbyshire Senior Cup win against Alfreton Town and in a 4-0 home league win over Radcliffe.

Tague is the second departure from the Proctor Cars Stadium this week, winger Dan Bramall being the first and subsequently joining Buxton.

Matlock travel to Hyde United in the league tomorrow.

Ian Richardson