Former Worksop Town midfielder Conor Sellars has joined NCEL Premier rivals Tadcaster Albion.
The 23-year-old had been unable to attend Tigers’ Thursday night training sessions due to work commitments and departed the club last week.
He has signed a contract with league leaders Tadcaster until the end of the season, in a move the North Yorkshire side hope boosts their promotion bid.
Sellars, was Worksop’s leading scorer last season under Mark Shaw, is understood to have attracted interest from higher leagues but decided on Tadcaster.
Sellars said: “As soon as I knew I was leaving Worksop Town, I knew straightaway that I wanted to join Tadcaster Albion. It’s clear for everyone to see that something very special is happening at the club.
“Every time I’ve played against Tadcaster, I’ve always really admired the club and its ethos, and I really want to be a part of that.
“I’ve played alongside Matt Heath and Dan Clayton at Harrogate Town in the past and I’ve also played under Billy Miller (Tadcaster manager) whilst on a loan spell at Harrogate Railway, so I know what to expect in terms of the high standards they set.
“I came along to training on Wednesday night and met with the club’s board of directors and the management team, and once again I was impressed with everything I saw. It just feels right and I can’t wait to get started.”
Sellars was part of Middlesbrough’s youth structure before playing full time professionally for CF Faõ in Portugal and IF Hottur in Iceland.
He is the son of former Leeds, Blackburn and Newcastle player Scott Sellars, who now works as a coach at Wolverhampton Wanderers.