Ticket prices are frozen

Matlock Town have frozen admission prices and season tickets will be better value for the 2013/14 Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division campaign.

Pay on the day gate charges remain at £9 for adults, £5.50 for concessions and juniors under 15 accompanied by a paying adult will be paying just £2..

But fans buying a season ticket can make a substantial saving. With two extra clubs in the division this term making a 24 team membership, the £150 charge if payment is made before August 1 means that it will be £6.52 a game for an adult to watch the Gladiators.

The early bird sees the concession charge being £92, £4 per game.

“We feel this represents excellent value for our supporters and a real incentive to purchase a season ticket,” said Chairman Tom Wright.

Season tickets purchased after the August 1 cut off point will cost slightly more at £160 and £98.

Meanwhile, Matlock have confirmed two departures from their squad this week, with striker Lee Ellington signing for Division One North side Farsley and winger Ben Algar having joined Sheffield FC.

Ellington struggled to settle at the Reynolds Stadium, scoring just one goal last season after signing from Guiseley a year ago.

Farsley boss Neil Parsley said: “Lee had a stop-start season last year as things didn’t work out for him at Matlock.

“He became available a couple of weeks ago and we struck a deal. I think he’ll be a good signing for us.”

Algar, meanwhile, was in his second spell at Matlock having had a short spell in the USA, and, like Ellington, has also dropped down a level to play in Evo-Stik Division One South.

The winger said on Twitter: “I want to thank Matlock Town for the last three years, I really enjoyed it. Great set of lads and a great club, all the best for the season.”

Manager Mark Atkins is busy assembling his squad for the new campaign and he has called his players back for pre-season training on June 25 when some new faces should appear.

“I’m looking and talking to players but we’ll announce new signings when they’ve signed on the dotted line,” said Atkins.