Worksop Town were interested in prolific Emley striker Ashley Flynn but driving ban meant no offer was made

Emley v Congelton FA Vase sat 13th oct 2012'Ashley Flynn of Emleyscores against   Congleton
Emley v Congelton FA Vase sat 13th oct 2012'Ashley Flynn of Emleyscores against Congleton

Worksop Town have not made an offer to AFC Emley striker Ashley Flynn, because he’s still serving a driving ban.

Flynn had attracted interest from Tigers, banging in an incredible 19 goals already this season in NCEL Division One.

Mark Shaw admitted that they had put a seven day notice in, in order to be able to speak to the Huddersfield based player.

But his issue over transport meant they never actually offered him a move to Sandy Lane.

Shaw said: “We haven’t spoken to him.

“We found out he’s got a driving ban, so there’s no point in speaking to a player who doesn’t live locally with no transport.

“We won’t be offering him anything, although we think he’s a very good player, we had him watched.

“His current situation takes us out of the equation.”

Flynn was given a 22-month ban from driving by Kirklees magistrates in September of last year after refusing to give police a breath sample when they found him sitting in his car after drinking.

Flynn was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit.

He claimed that he hadn’t been driving the vehicle but wouldn’t provide details of who was driving when it was allegedly almost involved in an accident earlier that evening.

The goalscorer sparked speculation among Tigers fans that Worksop had made him an offer, with a tweet saying: “Football isn’t about money, it’s about enjoying it with your mates. We have a great set of lads @AFC_Emley.”