Guiseley AFC Sign Charlton Defender

Jo Cummings Joins The Lions On Loan

Guiseley AFC have confirmed they have signing of imposing 20 year-old central defender Jo Cummings on a month’s loan from Charlton Athletic to bolster our injury hit squad. The Sheffield-based Cummings linked up with the Addicks from Sheffield United towards the end of the 2016/17 season, following a successful trial.


Netting a goal on his debut for Charlton Under-23s, a last-gasp winner against Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena, he has quickly became an important member of the Charlton Development Squad that retained the Professional Development League 2 South title.

Cummings came through the Academy at Sheffield United to make his senior debut for the Blades when coming on as a substitute in 4–2 victory over Grimsby Town in an English Football League Trophy match in November 2016.

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Wells Looking to End Dry Spell

Nahki Wells Looking For First QPR Goal

Nahki Wells may be earning appreciation from QPR fans for his performances, but the striker has yet to send them into jubilation by finding the back of the net.  The Clarets loanee has insisted a double-figure goal tally remains in his grasp a quarter of the way through the season.


Wells was part of a double swoop made by boss Steve McClaren after the team’s sluggish start to the Championship campaign, joining the Loftus Road outfit on loan from Burnley and being followed through the door by Brighton & Hove Albion forward Tomer Hemed.

The Bermudan International has plenty of experience in the second tier of English football scoring 44 goals in 143 league appearances for old club Huddersfield Town which paved the way for a move to Turf Moor.  QPR head to strugglers Ipswich Town on Saturday following the conclusion of the international break. The same fixtures last season finished in a 0-0 draw on Boxing Day.

Speaking about his current position Nahki Wells said, “It’s only a matter of time before I get my season up and running goal-wise, because performance-wise I feel as though I’m doing everything I need to do.

I’m playing regular football, so as a minimum, I’m looking at double figures in terms of goals. We have to believe we can get into the play-offs and achieve promotion, you have to believe it’s possible. I’ve settled in and it’s still been a short period of time, but it feels like I’ve been here a longer. Maybe that’s because they’re have been so many games in short succession.”

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Clarets Cooking Warburton Plan

Clarets Chasing Warburton For Technical Director Role

Burnley are close to handing ex-Rangers manager Mark Warburton a return to football as the clubs new technical director, according to reports in the Sun. Warburton has been out of work since leaving Nottingham Forest and could assist the Clarets boss Sean Dyche in player recruitment at Turf Moor.

mark Warburton

Dyche, who complained about the transfer activity at the club this summer after all three additions Joe Hart, Ben Gibson and Matej Vydra arrived a week before the window closed. This saw the Premiership club turn to recruitment experts Nolan Partners to lead a search for the new man who will play a major role in clubs future signings.

Sean Dyche and Mark Warburton are already close friends following their time working together on the backroom staff at Watford Football Club.  Warburton has management experience having been the boss at Rangers between 2015 and 2017, but has been out of football management since being sacked by Nottingham Forest last December.

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Swain Released By Guiseley AFC

Guiseley Release Former City Striker Louie Swain

Guiseley AFC have this morning confirmed that Louie Swain has left the club by mutual consent. Louie joined The Lions in the summer from Harrogate Town Football Club, but he suffered an injury early in pre-season.


The club would like to wish Louie the best in his recovery and we hope to see him back playing as soon as possible.

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Former Man Utd Midfielder Interesting the Clarets

Clarets Chasing Wigan Midfielder Nick Powell

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has been interested in signing Nick Powell from Wigan Athletic since Stuart Armstrong departed for Southampton early in the summer transfer window.  However once the transfer window closed, Wigan were unwilling to sell their player and were convinced they could get Powell signed to a new deal.


Over the past week or so it has become clear the player has rejected the terms offered by the club and he is looking for a move in the January transfer widow. The news has alerted both Premier League Burnley and Championship side West Bromwich Albion who are both interested in signing Nick Powell.

The Clarets, will be favourites for his signature being in the Premier League and with money available for transfers. However, Celtic can legally talk to Powell in January and if they can convince him his future lies in Glasgow, they could very well still land him.

The former Manchester United attacking midfielder has scored four goals and made four assists in twelve Sky Bet Championship games so far this season for Wigan Athletic.

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Clarets Captain Looking For Transfer

Tom Heaton Looking For January Move

Tom Heaton has admitted that he is keeping his options open in the January transfer window as he continues to struggle for playing time at Burnley.  The Clarets keeper has been battling with Nick Pope for the No 1 spot since last season at Turf Moor, but there is even more competition now since the arrival of Joe Hart in the summer.


Heaton, insisted that it ‘doesn’t need a rocket scientist’ to figure out that it would be difficult to fit all three of the England goalkeepers in at the club. I found it tough after being snubbed by manager Sean Dyche for the opening game of the season against Southampton.

Speaking to the Mirror Newspaper the Clarets Captian said, “Joe was thrown in against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Europa League, the manager kept him in for the weekend for the first Premier League game of the season at Southampton, which was frustrating for me. I can’t lie I found that tough, ­obviously I know Joe well and have great respect for him, but to be perfectly honest I was ­expecting to play.”


While Heaton may be struggling for starting places at club level, his chances of starting for England have dwindled. Heaton added, “Come the January transfer window, I’ve got to keep my options open.  The one thing I’ve been consistent about in my career is moving clubs to play games.”

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North Ribblesdale v Goole

North Ribblesdale 24 v 12 Goole (Yorkshire League Division Two)

North Ribblesdale welcomed an unbeaten Goole side to Grove Park as the two Yorkshire League Division Two teams battled each other and the elements in horrible wet & windy day in Settle.

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The visitors, kicked off with a strong breeze in their favour and within the first minute, had been awarded a penalty on the home twenty-two but the kick went wide. From the re-start North Ribblesdale pushed Goole back into their own half with some strong running and excellent support play, which lead to a penalty for offside that Michael Thwaite scored to give the home side a 3-0 lead after just five minutes.

Straight from the Goole kick off the visitors began to move the ball around, taking play back into the North Ribblesdale half with good play of their own.  Goole opened space on the left side, but unfortunately a poor pass went to ground, it was collected by the home side and following some good handling Omari Kaup-Samuels swerving outside and ran fifty meters unchallenged to score by the posts, the conversion successful which gave the home side a 10-0 lead after ten minutes.


Goole collected the ball from the restart and pressurised the home side with their usual open attacking style. Eventually winger Binns made a diagonal run into midfield where support was quick and accurate as they surged to the home try line.  The ball worked its way to Goole captain Moore, who slid in under the posts before the visitors added the conversion reducing the deficit to just three points.

The home side increased their lead on twenty-three minutes, when a period of sustained pressure to put Goole firmly on the back foot. Eventually it was a strong run through the middle of the visitors defensive line to score under the posts increasing their lead to 17-7.


Goole then had their best period of possession bringing their big back row into the game and at times showed what a good attacking side they are with several good moves. the biggest attacking potential was in the centre and these were nullified by the tremendous tackling of Moore and Speres.

The last five minutes saw the visitors defending on their own line with the clock in injury time, Shand received the ball to break to half way and pass to the supporting players. Full back Holt raced into the Ribblesdale five metre area, however they were stopped short when a pass may have been the better option, to leave the half-time score 17-7.


At the start of the second-half Goole were camped in their own twenty-two, but after a while managed to push the home side back to half way. Unfortunately, the defending in the middle of the park was again breached by the strong running home side for another score under the posts. Conversion added and the score increased to 24-7.

At this point Goole to introduced Tom Green and Connor Walker into the mix. This had an immediate effect on the Goole team. Strong running and solid commitment at the break down by both players which began to get Goole back into the game. The next twenty mins saw the visitors pressing hard and definitely back in the game.


So it was no surprise on the sixty-five minutes to see them force the home side back into their own twenty-two and Goole to surge to their line.  Unfortunately, yet again, with the try line beckoning, Goole dropped the ball when it seemed easier to score. Undeterred the visitors continued to press and on seventy-two minutes got their reward for a long period of possession, again it was Green and Walker that were heavily involved.

From the re-start by North Ribblesdale on the twenty-two line, Walker caught the ball on half way to feed Taylor, who drove through the home defence and passed to Will Townend who then ran across field from left to right and Sam Smith obliged with the touch down.


As the game went on the visitors were getting stronger and stronger and it looked as though they could make a come back and complete yet another last-ditch victory, but the North Ribblesdale defence stood strong and with the last play of the game, the home side could have added to the score, with a massive overlap, but they managed to drop the ball with the line begging leaving the final score 24-12.


North Ribblesdale will be full of confidence ahead of next weeks trip to Horsforth when they will face Yarnbury, who currently sit tenth in Yorkshire League Division Two having won just one of their first six games.

Match Details

North Ribblesdale – Harding, Howarth, Moore, Speres, Kaup-Samuel, M.Thwaite, Cook, M.Close, I.Close, J.Thwaite, A.Thwaite, Booth, Tunney, Padley, Fromm (Subs) Lynn, Carr, Morphet

Goole – Holt, Beecher, Shand, Dougherty, Binns, Moore, Devenish, Kinghorn, Corry, Lamb, Emslie, Morris, Townend, Chantry, Talyor (Subs) Green, Walker, Smith

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