Trinity raid North Ferriby’s Wembley winners for pair of high profile signings and retain veteran forward

Trinity chairman Richard Kane, left, and manager Steve Housham, right, welcome Nathan Jarman to the club
Trinity chairman Richard Kane, left, and manager Steve Housham, right, welcome Nathan Jarman to the club

Gainsborough Trinity have completed the signing of two of North Ferriby United’s most highly rated FA Trophy winners.

Striker Nathan Jarman and centre-half Matt Wilson have made the move to the Martin and Co Arena, just weeks after starring for Ferriby at Wembley.

With 42 goals in two seasons for the village side, who let many of their first team leave after the club was put up for sale, Jarman’s signature will have been highly sought after.

But Blues boss Steve Housham finally got his man this week, confirming one of non league’s worst kept secrets, and potentially solving the goalscoring problem Housham lamented on more than one occasion last term.

The icing on the cake for Trinity fans will be the addition of Wilson to the back line.

A club statement said: “Nathan is a powerful centre forward with an eye for goal and Matt is a commanding centre half.”

Matt Wilson has signed for Gainsborough Trinity

Matt Wilson has signed for Gainsborough Trinity

“Steve Housham feels they are part of the jigsaw to help the Blues achieve success next season.”

Jarman, 28, counts Grimsby, Alfreton and Chester in his former clubs.

Fellow 28-year-old Wilson has also featured for Alfreton, and had spells at Guiseley and Boston United.

The news confirms the latest in a long string of moves between Ferriby and Trinity.

Last season’s North Ferriby squad featured as many as eight ex Blues, while most recently Jamie Yates returned to Gainsborough from the Villagers.

Joining the new signings in putting pen to paper is veteran centre forward Darryn Stamp.

Housham’s assistant hit the net five times last season.