Worksop Town’s homegrown talent Tom Elliott is hoping for a move to a club higher up the football pyramid, having already earned a trial at Sheffield Wednesday this season.
But his next move will have to be a big one to rival some of the transfers earned by these seven Tigers, including one player who is currently back playing at Sandy Lane in the same team as Elliott.
Here are seven of the biggest transfers in Worksop Town history.
1: Wilfred Bartrop - the original homegrown talent moved from Worksop to Barnsley on 21st June 1909, at the age of 21. He played in two FA Cup finals for the Tykes, winning it in 1912. That wasn’t the end of the story, as Bartrop signed for Liverpool in 1914, playing three times before the First World War halted his career, and his life. He was killed serving in Belgium in 1918, two weeks before his 31st birthday.
2: Herbert Chapman - a local man, from Kiveton, joined Tigers in 1900 having already played for Grimsby Town and Swindon Town. Due to his studies he featured mostly for the reserves, but in a first team appearance against Northampton Town he impressed enough to be offered a deal by the Cobblers. His career then took him to Sheffield United, Notts County and Tottenham Hotspur, before he became a top manager, winning four Football League titles and two FA Cups with Huddersfield Town and Arsenal.
3: Alan Hodgkinson MBE - the Laughton Common man made just one move in his career, from Tigers to Sheffield United. Hodgkinson signed for Blades on 1st August 1953, and went on to make 675 first team appearances and earned five England caps. As a coach he worked at several big clubs, and played a part in bringing Peter Schmeichel to Manchester United.
4: Jon Kennedy - Worksop Town’s current first team goalkeeper is in his third stint with Tigers. In his first spell, his form in the 1999/2000 season landed him a dream move to Premier League Sunderland, and netted the world’s fourth oldest club a record fee of £47,000. He went on to play for Accrington and Halifax, and the non-league England side.
5: Kirk Jackson - The striker who got on the end of Chris Waddle’s crosses and plundered 40 goals in one season, made the jump from Worksop Town to Division Three Darlington in 2001. Tigers are believed to have made around £25,000 in the deal. Jackson went back into non-league with Stevenage Borough but returned to Division Three when he helped Yeovil to promotion. He ended up back at Worksop in 2008.
6: Ben Tomlinson - The 26-year-old from Dinnington came through the Worksop Town Under 19s, before breaking into the first team and becoming a prolific striker. A tally of 29 goals in the 2010/11 campaign attracted League Two Macclesfield Town, who bought him for an undisclosed five-figure sum. Tomlinson scored one of the fastest goals in Football League history, taking just 6.4 seconds to find the net against Morecambe. Two years at Alfreton Town were followed two at Lincoln City, before he joined League Two Barnet this summer. This season he has spent time on loan with both Grimsby and Tranmere.
7: Jack Muldoon - Part of a three-pronged attack that fired Worksop Town to the play-offs, Muldoon spent the latter stages of the 2013/14 season training with Rochdale in an arrangement agreed with the Tigers management. The Dale then signed him at the end of the campaign, in a move that saw him jump from the Northern Premier to League One. After a season in the Football League, and a loan spell at Halifax, he was released and subsequently snapped up by Lincoln City in the National League.