The Matlock Fan: Welcome selection headache ahead

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Welcome back to my column in a week that saw Matlock defeated by Derby County in a hard fought battle and a victory against Clipstone FC, a match which Matlock dominated.

The big news this week was the high-quality signing of Liam Needham from FC Halifax Town. Afriend of mine who is a Halifax supporter he said he was surprised that Needham wasn’t snapped up by a top team Conference North side, which is always encouraging to hear.

Another player who will add steel to the midfield alongside the tenacious Anton Foster is something that Matlock missed last season.

With young Liam Gaughan putting in a good performance against Clipstone FC and with Martin Foster, James Ashmore and Gareth Davies still at the club, it’s going to give manager Mark Atkins quite a headache when it comes to picking his first team midfielders but I’m sure it’s one that he won’t mind in the slightest.

I f can’t wait to have a competitive football back and a strong competitive Matlock Town side to go along with that would be simply brilliant.

The Matlock Fan.

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