Former Lions Keeper Joins Clitheroe

Jon Worsnop Makes It Six Summer Signings At Shawbridge

Ambitious, Clitheroe Football Club have this afternoon confirmed the signing of vastly experienced goalkeeper Jon Worsnop, who becomes the clubs sixth summer signing for player-manager David Lynch. The Blues have laid down another major marker with the capture of a top goalkeeper who brings top-level non-league experience to Shawbridge to help Clitheroe in their attempt to climb the pyramid.

Worsnop, who began his career at hometown club Bradford City in their Premier League days ended last season with BetVictor Premier Division side with Grantham Town after signing from Guiseley AFC. Before that the Yorkshireman who is nicknamed ‘Spider’ racked up over 100 National League appearances with Chester City, Alfreton Town and York City and also played in National League North alongside David Lynch at Southport.

Speaking about the signing manager David Lynch said, “Having shared a dressing room with him I know he is the ultimate professional and he will have a positive effect on the younger players in the squad. As soon as we got an idea Jon was available we moved quickly to secure his services for next season. The fact a keeper of his experience and quality has agreed to join the club emphasises we are recruiting not only good players but great characters.”

The signing of Jon Worsnop who has combined playing with launching and running highly successful fitness and healthy food business Gymology is another statement of intent from the Blues as they look to keep moving forward on and off the pitch once the new season gets the go-ahead. All six of Lynch’s new recruits, which include striker Craig Hobson, midfielders Ross Dent, Danny O’Brien and Danny Pilkington and defender Billy Priestley have played at a higher level.

Sought-after wingers Terry Cummings and Conor Gaul have both agreed to stay on and with Lynch confirming that nine other members of last season’s squad including keeper Chris Thompson have also agreed terms to return to Shawbridge this summer, plans to launch a serious challenge in the North-West Division are firmly in place.

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