Matlock Town sign Rotherham playmaker

Matlock Town have announced the signing of midfielder Curtis Durose from Championship side Rotherham United.

Durose, 20, returned to his parent club after enjoying a loan spell at National League North side Scarborough Athletic, where he made 21 appearances and scored on two occasions.

The combative attacking midfielder also spent the 2022/23 season on loan in the Northern Premier League with Gainsborough Trinity, becoming their joint-highest appearance maker with 49 appearances in all competitions.

He also scored 14 times for the Holy Blues, including one in their play-off semi-final defeat to Bamber Bridge.

The youngster began his career at Rotherham United, rising through the ranks and made his professional debut for the Miller in the EFL Trophy in October 2021.

On his new acquisition, Matlock Town boss Martin Carruthers said: “I’m absolutely delighted to sign Curtis, he’ll be a fantastic addition for the football club.

"We know all about Curtis from his time at Gainsborough last year. He was inspirational in helping Gainsborough get in the play-offs and he got 14 goals in the process, so we know about his quality.

"We know about his goalscoring ability, and it’s something that we need at this moment in time.

"A big thank you to Rotherham for their help in getting this over the line. After the troubles we’ve had recently in getting lads in, this is a welcome boost and I’m very much looking forward to seeing him in action.”

Durose could feature in the Gladiators' home clash against his former club Gainsborough on Tuesday night in the Northern Premier League, subject to approval by the league and FA.

Photo credit: Scarborough Athletic

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