Frickley snap up Rovers striker

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FRICKLEY Athletic boss Peter Rinkcavage has sealed the signature of highly rated young striker Bradley Grayson, following his release from Doncaster Rovers.

The 18-year-old was a highly touted member of Rovers’ youth set up but failed to earn a professional contract at the Keepmoat.

Both the Blues and Grayson himself were left impressed after he arrived at Westfield Lane on work experience towards the end of last season and have opted to continue their relationship.

And Rinkcavage is delighted to have sealed what he sees as a transfer coup.

He said: “A lot of people believe Brad was unlucky not to get a deal at Doncaster.

“He has scored a lot of goals in the youth team, and made an appearance for the first team last season.

“He is only 18, and I have seen enough of him to believe that he has a really bright future in the game.”

Also arriving are centre–half Michael Simpkins from Worksop Town and Stocksbridge midfielder Alex Callery.

Rinkcavage said: “Michael brings superb leadership qualities and is a great competitor.

“He is a massive presence both on and off the field and I know he will prove to be a great acquisition for us.

“I have known Alex for a number of years, and I have always admired him as a player.

“Since he has got older and more experienced, I believe he has become one of the best midfield players in the division and we get him right in his peak years.”