Roma moves fast to make double swoop

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Dominic Roma has moved fast to make a double swoop this week with the additions of Ashley Worsfold and Jake Scott.

The Gainsborough Trinity boss bolstered his midfield options with the signings of Scott and attacker Worsfold days after releasing his retained lest for the 2016/17 campaign.

Former Barnsley man Scott has National League North experience from his loan spell at Guiseley earlier in his career and Bradford Park Avenue in the second half of last season.

The 21-year-old describes himself as “a combative ball winning midfielder and I’m not afraid to put my foot in, or do the dirty work. I also have a good range of passing and have a lot of energy to get around the pitch.”

Scott played regular football at Worksop Town where he impressed and was handed the captain’s armband. His arrival comes days after the capture of Worsfold from Buxton.

The former Alfreton and Harrogate man began his career at Sheffield Wednesday before moving into the non-league game at Goole and Parkgate.

Worsfold, 25, scored regularly at Harrogate in 2013/14 before suffering a broken leg that kept him sidelined until New Year 2014/15 and opted for a move to Buxton last summer. Delighted Roma told the club’s official website: “Ash is a powerful front runner, who has a great work ethic and an eye for goal. I am really pleased to bring him to the club and with a good pre-season with us, I’m sure he’ll be ready to hit the ground running.”

Worsfold added: “I am excited to join Gainsborough and help the team progress. I have been very impressed with what the manager has had to say about things and the professional approach to how things are going to be done this season. I can’t wait to get started.”

No less than six players were released by the club after the season’s end. Roma thanked Darryn Stamp, Charlie Binns, Jamie Yates, Jonathan D’Laryea, Craig Reid and Marc Newsham for their efforts during his spell in caretaker charge.

“I would just like to put on record my thanks to the players that are leaving Gainsborough Trinity at this time,” said Roma. “I thank them for their endeavours whilst pulling on the shirt and I wish each and everyone of them well for their future, wherever that may take them.”

Jonathan Hedge, Nathan Jarman, Adam Quinn, Matty Wilson, Josh Lacey, Liam Davis, Alex Wiles and Gainsborough Standard Player of the Year Jake Picton were retained.