BRIGHOUSE Town has already lost one striker to next Tuesday’s visitors Nostell MW (7.45pm) and are about to lose a second to either Bradford Park Avenue or AFC Farsley.
Wakefield-based Graham Marchant, 29, has moved back to Nostell after signing during the close season and the talented Nicky Boshell, who originally rejected Blue Square North pacesetters Guiseley in November, is now in talks with Evo-stick Premier League club Bradford Park Avenue while fellow NCEL members AFC Farsley are waiting in the wings.
“Marchant is a good lad and came to us at the start of this season with a fine reputation from Nostell which he has upheld,” said manager Mark Brier.
“He scored 14 goals for them last season but the best game he had for us was at Hall Road Rangers where he scored two and made one.
“Since then he hasn’t really gelled and has opted to return to his previous club.
“He was previously a player in the old UniBond set up with Wakefield and Harrogate Railway where he had a fair track record.”
“On Boshell, he had the chance to join his brother Danny at Guiseley but declined that and has continued to give of his best to us
“Bradford Park Avenue put in a seven-day notice on him last Wednesday and are due to talk to him any day now, while Farsley, obviously knowing this, wanted to waive their seven-day notice but this was declined.
“It’s up to the player as we don’t hold any cards when it comes to money and he does come from a footballing family with Danny having been a fulltime professional at Grimsby Town and Chesterfield before moving to Nethermoor.”
Wibsey-based Boshell, 24, his manager feels, has already been to Park Avenue in his earlier playing days and he has also turned out for Liversedge.
“We will not stand in a player’s way at Brighouse Town if they feel they are bettering themselves and they know they will be made welcome back at the club if things don’t work out,” said Brier.
The manager was delighted with the response he got at Liversedge on Tuesday night after the poor home showing with Malby Main last Saturday.
For full story see Brighouse Echo 27-01-11