TADCASTER Albion have sold a teenage striker Bailey Thompson to Guiseley, National League North rivals to York City.

The 19-year-old scored seven goals in league and cup for the Northern Premier League north/west side Taddy this season, and now has netted the club an undisclosed fee.

Measuring in at a towering 6ft 4ins, Thompson signed for the Brewers in June last year from Tranmere Rovers, where he played for the under-18s. Prior to that move, he had already represented his fair share of Lancashire clubs in various junior age groups, having featured for Bury and Accrington Stanley before turning out for Blackburn Rovers U15s.

Thompson played in every Tadcaster game - including friendlies - since joining the Ings Lane outfit. His last goal for the Brewers came, fittingly, in Taddy's last game before their season was put on pause, a 3-0 win at Kendal Town.

Manager Paul Quinn commented: “When we met Bailey in the summer, the objective was for him to transition from Tranmere into the senior game and help him progress higher up the ladder.

"In return, Bailey has helped the club in both the league and cup competitions with his first-class attitude as his performances have become stronger every week.

"We would have loved for Bailey to complete the season with Tadcaster but under current circumstances, this move makes sense for everyone involved.

"Myself, (assistant manager) Steve Waide and everyone at the club wish Bailey every success."

Thompson's first league goal for Taddy came in the 2-1 FA Cup win at Guisborough Town. In the next round, he scored a brace in the 7-2 thumping of Sunderland REMYCA.

He opened his league account in the 4-2 defeat at Runcorn Linnets and went on to score in the subsequent three matches before the season was halted amid the coronavirus pandemic.