Derek Asamoah arrives

We are delighted to announce the signing of forward Derek Asamoah who was a free agent after leaving Carlisle United this month.

Born in Accra, Ghana he started his career with Hampton and Richmond in the 1999-2000 season moving on to Slough Town before getting a transfer to Northampton Town, where he scored 30 goals in 112 appearances.

Asamoah then joined Mansfield Town before becoming a Lincoln City player in 2005-6.

He played 35 times for the Imps and had 17 games at Chester on loan before joining Shrewsbury Town, where he made 39 appearances.

He then made a move to France in 2007 to join OGC Nice.

Spells in Scotland with Hamilton Academicals, in Bulgaria with Lokomotiv Sofia and in South Korea with Pohang Steelers and Daegu FC followed before joining Carlisle United in 2014.

He played 75 games for Carlisle , including eight earlier this season, before becoming a free agent.

He gained four international caps for Ghana in 2006.

Carlisle manager Keith Curle said: “He’s been a pleasure to work with but he is at an age where he needs to be playing football and, with the players we have here now, I couldn’t guarantee him the pitch time he wanted.”

Guiseley CEO Adie Towers said: “Derek is a vastly experienced player and we welcome him to the club. He is expected to be available for our trip to Macclesfield on Saturday.”