We have signed up 21 year-old Joe Green to compete for the goalkeeper’s jersey alongside Jonny Maxted.
The 6ft 5 ins tall Green joins after helping our former manager Steve Kittrick’s Scarborough Athletic to rise into the Play-Offs last season.
Green played for Sheffield FC at 18 before hooking up with Sheffield United.
The Blades had four ‘keepers and Green saw little way to make progress so took up a four year football and business scholarship offer at Monroe College, New York.
He quickly returned to England after finding the football with Monroe Mustangs not living up to expectations.
Green was then given an opportunity by John Sheridan at League Two Newport County, who were seeking a back up ‘keeper. Ironically former Lions goalkeeper turned defender Matt Taylor (ex-Bradford City) had been covering the role.
Green made one first team appearance for Newport in 2015-16, a substitute appearance in an FA Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers.
He joined Scarborough in February after a short spell playing for Handsworth Parramore and Hemsworth Miners Welfare.
Of his move to Nethermoor the Barnsley-based Green said:”I am looking forward to joining up with some great lads and to pushing Jonny for the No 1 spot. I am looking forward to us pushing each other to be better players. I can’t wait to get going and I will be going all out to show what I can do.”
Photograph courtesy of John Rudkin.