No football but busy weekend for Tigers as two arrive and two more sign contracts

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Worksop Town might be without a competitive game this weekend due to the weather, but they’re as busy as ever off the pitch.

Boss Mark Shaw has welcomed Phil Roe back to the club from Matlock Town, in what he’s called a ‘massive signing.’

And further bolstering the defence is 24-year-old centre-half Ross Henshaw from Heanor Town.

If that wasn’t enough good news for fans of the Sandy Lane outfit, midfielders Conor Sellars and Tom Elliott have both signed contracts until the end of next season.

Shaw had hoped that Roe would make his second Worksop Town debut today at Barton Town Old Boys, but the game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

The manager wasn’t taking a day off however, arranging a friendly with a Sheffield Hallam University side at Shirebrook and signing Henshaw.

Shaw said: “Ross has been a long term target of mine.”

“He was with us in pre-season when I hoped he would sign. I’m delighted to have finally got his signature.”

“I have been looking for another centre half ever since Luke Shiels’ departure, waiting for the right calibre of player to become available”

“This is an excellent addition to the squad.”

He was equally pleased to secure the long term services of the highly rated Sellars and rising star Elliott, a local boy.

“I am delighted for the pair, it is fitting reward for their hard work and performances,” he said.

“This is part of our long term planning as we look to build for the future.”

“I’m not just looking at this season I am looking at building a squad for next season and beyond.”

“As I said in my New Year’s message I shall be talking to all members of the squad as I believe this group of players have the potential to go a long way.”