Blues snap up former Miller

FRICKLEY Athletic have signed former Rotherham United defender Stuart Ludlam from fellow Evo-Stik Premier Division side Stocksbridge.

Ludlam is the fifth new face to come to Westfield Lane and will join the Blues at their first training session tonight.

Assistant Manager Jason Maybury said: “Stuart can play either centre half or right back, and is very accomplished in both positions.

“He’ll add pace and aggression to our defending, and he is a good organiser too.

“He is just the type of character we want to bring to the club.

“At 25, he is a good age with a lot of experience at this level and above.

“We are close to where we want to be in terms of the squad and we are looking forward to getting started.

“We have signed some good players and hopefully they will complement the players that we have kept from last season.

“We have a good competition for places. Now it’s up to all the players to show us what they can do.”