Jack Muldoon has swapped the Northern Premier League for League One, after securing a one-year deal at Rochdale.
The 24-year-old, who hit the net 21 times for Worksop Town this season, has been training with the professional outfit since January in an arrangement agreed with the Tigers management.
Muldoon impressed on the wing and up front for Tigers, forming a deadly three-pronged attack with Leon Mettam and Tom Denton that yielded 101 goals between them in one season.
Rochdale boss Keith Hill said he has no fears that Muldoon won’t cope with the step up in competition, despite moving up four divisions in one move.
“He’s a goal scorer, he’s a provider, he’s got plenty of pace and power, he can play in a number of positions, and he fits into the balance of the type of squad that we want.”
“We’ve had a really good look at him and to offer him a contract was the easiest thing I could do.”
“I’m not afraid to take him into League One at all - he’ll be a pleasant surprise. Jack’s not a household name at the moment, but he will be, don’t worry about that.”
Muldoon signed for Tigers after spells with Sheffield FC, Stocksbridge Park Steels and Conference North side North Ferriby United, who released him last summer.