New boy Lewis Turner in for tonight's clash at Stalybridge

Scarborough Athletic have snapped up defender Lewis Turner ahead of tonight's away clash at Stalybridge Celtic.

Turner, a product of the Leeds United academy, has made the switch from league rivals Matlock Town, who Boro would like to thank for their cooperation.

He had been an ever-present in the Gladiators team this season, having previously spent time with Harrogate Town and Farsley Celtic.

"I'm over the moon to get Lewis through the door," said boss Kelly.

"He's a player I have admired for a long time, we actually discussed him coming in a while back but things never materialised.

"Lewis has a great pedigree coming through at Leeds United, playing for the likes of Harrogate and Chester too and more recently at Matlock, and I know he will add strength to the squad.

"It's important that we have a lot of players who are versatile and can play in several positions as we do need to switch the system every now and then, or especially when we have a lot of injuries like we do at the moment.

"We're lucky to already have Josh Barrett on the right, who is able to push higher up the pitch if needed, so adding Lewis in gives us more options that's for sure."

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