Worksop Town have confirmed five players who have agreed to play for the club next season.

Winger Lynton Karkach and centre-half Steven Wankiewicz were key players in last season’s promotion back to the Evo-Stik and will remain with the Tigers next season.

Jed Phillips returns to Worksop Town from Handsworth Parramore. The versatile defender played for the Tigers briefly in the 2017/18 campaign under Ryan Hindley, before going back to the Amber Parras.

Niall Smith is a left-back/left-wing-back and joins the club after a great year at Hallam FC. Last, but very much not least, is legendary striker Leon Mettam. Mettam played for the club during 2012-2014 in the Evo-Stik where in his final season, he notched over 50 goals as the club finished in the NPL play-offs.

Manager Craig Denton had this to say on the committed players: “Great to have “Vank” commit for next season as he was awesome for us last season. He is a local lad, Worksop through and through, and will run through brick walls for this club. I’m really pleased he’s back onboard with us again; I had no doubts whatsoever.

“Lynton is someone who I wanted to remain at the club and he has agreed to commit to us next season. I’m really pleased to shake Lynton’s hand as he is a credit to the football club.

“Jed Philips is a player I’ve tried getting back with us a few times, and I’m delighted he’s agreed to come back to the Tigers under my leadership. He’s an honest, hard-working player who will fit perfectly into our group.

“I’m really pleased to have Niall on board and look forward to working with him this season again. He’s a good, honest player who’s had a good year with Hallam and deserves his chance at this level.

“I’ve spoke to “Metts” a lot over the last season and he’s always expressed an interest in coming back to the club and playing. I think a player with his experience would benefit the group a lot and he’s always had an eye for goal. His desire to play for the club again was a huge push for me to get him back to Sandy Lane.”


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