TADCASTER Albion have announced a trio of new signings including former York City midfielder Simon Russell.

Russell, who made 33 appearances for York during his time at the club between 2008 and 2010, joins Tadcaster from Gainsborough Trinity, who are managed by Albion's most recent boss Curtis Woodhouse.

The 35-year-old began his career at hometown club Hull City and arrived at York following a four-year spell at Kidderminster Harriers.

He came off the bench for the Minstermen during their 2009 FA Trophy final against Stevenage at Wembley Stadium.

After leaving York, Russell had short spells at Cambridge United, Lincoln City and Alfreton Town and in 2013 he made the switch to Gainsborough.

A brief stint at North Ferriby United followed before a return to Trinity, where he featured as captain.

The vastly experienced midfielder has made over 500 senior appearances in his professional career, predominantly played in the top tier of non-league football.

According to Taddy, Russell "describes himself as a high energy mid fielder, calm on the ball and someone who likes to create and score goals."

Tadcaster manager Paul Quinn said: “Simon’s experience speaks for itself in the game and we feel he will be an outstanding addition to Tadcaster Albion.

"A local lad who has bought in to what we are doing at the club, we are really looking forward to working with him."

Also joining the BetVictor Northern Premier League north/west division club is striker Ify Ofoegbu.

The Nigerian-born forward started out at Huddersfield Town's academy, where he worked with current Tadcaster assistant manager Steve Waide.

From there, the 20-year-old moved to the Chesterfield youth set-up in 2016. In October of the same year, he made his first-team debut for The Spireites aged 16 against Accrington Stanley.

Ofoegbu, who has also played for Sheffield FC and Wakefield AFC, left Chesterfield last summer and is looking to kick on after suffering previous injury problems.

“I am excited to be joining such a well-known club," said Ofoegbu. "I know several players who have been there and gone onto greater things.

"They have ambition and I want to be part of the team that achieves success.

"I started at the South Leeds Academy in September 2014 and I'd already heard of Ify," said Waide

"I set up a team and Ify helped himself to 27 goals as we won our league by 23 points - his pace, strength and power were too much for most defences.

Completing the trio of players to join the Brewers is central midfielder Marko Basic.

Born in Bingley, Basic made his first beginnings in football with FC Halifax Town, being part of their Under-19s side which won the Football Conference Youth Alliance Trophy in 2017.

Basic played on loan for Mossley before he penned a two-year deal with Ossett United upon his release from the Shaymen.

On Basic, Quinn enthused: “For me, Marco is a very exciting young player – I’ve worked with him before and know what he is capable of achieving.

"We spoke at length about Tadcaster Albion and the club’s ambitions - we are delighted he has joined us.”