Diskin moves swiftly to secure Ryder

Newcastle Town update, by Raymond Tatton.

Newcastle Manager John Diskin did not dwell for too long on Castle’s fine victory at Sutton Coldfield Town as he moved quickly to add Will Ryder to his squad.

Will has been released by Wakefield and as he has recently moved into the area contacted the cub to see if they wanted his services. He will train with his new team mates on Thursday with a view to being involved in the home fixture against Quorn on Saturday.

Will becomes the second player to join Castle in just over a week following defender Adam Bayley’s arrival last week from Witton. Adam has had an interesting week since joining Castle last week.

He won the Man Of The Match award against Warrington Town in the Doodson Sport Cup, was almost on target at Ilkeston and was carried off on a stretcher at Sutton Coldfield. Castle’s fears were soon dispersed when it was found that the injury was not as serious as it looked.

One player who got away was James Curley of Stone Dominoes who elected to stay at Stone. However Manager John Diskin was quick to praise the loyalty of the player, particularly after what happened to Castle in the summer. Diskin said “ It is disappointing not to get the player but his loyalty to his club is very creditable in today’s climate.”

The youngsters at Newcastle are doing the club proud with no fewer than ten of the eleven players on the pitch at the end of the game at Sutton Coldfield aged 20 or under and another one replaced it augurs well for the improving squad. However expect a few more additions in the coming weeks.

One player who will not be at Town much longer is Jack Lane. The youngster who has been on loan for three months from Macclesfield Town must return to his parent club as League Rules will not allow the loan to be made long term at present. However with all parties hoping to keep Jack at the club don’t rule out developments in the future.

Talking of the youngsters, everyone at the club has been talking about Town’s Youth Team who play in the Midland Floodlit Youth League. Before losing out to Chasetown in the Staffs Floodlit Youth Cup on Monday, the youngsters had gone eight games without conceding a goal and were 10 points clear at the top of the League. And with Town’s college side holding their own in the Conference Youth League against teams like Birmingham City, Fleetwood Town, Mansfield Town and Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side Ilkeston the future appears to be in good hands but expect to see them being helped out by more experience as Town strive to climb the table.

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