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Ben Algar on the ball

Ben Algar on the ball

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Sheffield FC boss Ian Whitehorne continues to add to his squad after making Ben Algar his fourth new arrival of the summer.

The 23 year-old midfielder joins from Matlock having started his career as a youngster at Sheffield United. He later joined Chesterfield where he made five first team appearances before moving to Matlock in 2009. A spell in America with FC New York followed in 2011 before rejoining the Gladiators last summer.

Whitehorne said: “It is great news that Ben has decided to join us, he is another quality acquisition to out squad. He has been approached a couple of times to come to Sheffield but it never materialised. He had offers from other teams in the Premier, so I’m pleased he has come to us. He is technically a great footballer and is comfortable on the right or the left.”

Dronfield born Algar said: “I could have stayed in the Premier Division, but Sheffield has got something going, you only have to look at the players they have. You can’t help but get caught up in the enthusiasm here.”

Algar joins other new arrivals Dan Williams, Callum Harrison and Stuart Ludlam. Striker Shaq McKenzie is leaving to join former Club boss Mark Shaw at Worksop.

“He is a smashing lad and I’m sure he will be missed in the dressing room,” said Whitehorne.

“His chances were very limited last season. He did well coming off the bench but the goals dried up and he found it difficult to break into the side. Shaq needs more first team football and he’s been promised that at Worksop and we wish him well for the future.”

Meanwhile, there is not let up in the new faces joining Worksop as Shaw continues his revolution at Sandy Lane with the capture of 23-year central defender Josh Hill from Coalville.

Hill becomes Shaw’s ninth signing since replacing Simon Clark as the Tigers manager last month.

Stocksbridge Park Steels will travel to neighbours Sheffield FC for a pre-season friendly on Thursday, July 18. Kick-off 7.30pm.

Maltby Main have begun their search for a new manager following the resignation of Chris Dunn due to work commitments. Dunn only took over last summer after Steve Adams had stepped down and after a difficult start guided the Muglet Lane outfit to a respectable 14th place in the NCEL Premier Division.

Former Hull City and Sheffield United player Dean Windass will be guest speaker at Armthorpe Welfare’s Sportsman’s Dinner which is being held at Castle Park on Friday, July 12.

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