National League North goalkeeper joins Guiseley ranks

Guiseley have signed goalkeeper Joe Cracknell following his departure from Scarborough Athletic.

Cracknell made over 100 appearances for the Seadogs but was unexpectedly replaced as their number one by former York City shot-stopper Ryan Whitley back in November.

Cracknell, a former Hull City youth player until the age of 20, joined Scarborough in August 2022 and spent two seasons with the National League North side, having previously enjoyed a five-year stint at Harrogate Town.

“I met with Mark Bower, Russ O’Neill and Danny Boshell and they outlined their aims for the club. It was a really exciting opportunity for me, a nice new challenge," he said following the move.

"I cannot wait to get started and be playing a good part in the excellent squad they are assembling."

The news of Cracknell's signing comes days after they announced the departure of two key members of their 2023/24 squad.

Forward Kallan Murphy and midfielder Leigh Whelan have opted against signing a new deal and have instead joined Marine following their promotion to the National League North.

Murphy and Whelan made a combined 83 appearances for the Lions last season - Murphy playing the joint-most of any player in their entire squad.

Photo credit: Scarborough Athletic

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