TADCASTER Albion manager Paul Quinn is hoping to convince veteran goalkeeper Michael Ingham to stay on for one last promotion push.

The Brewers have been knocking on the door of the Northern Premier League north/west division play-offs for the last few seasons and were showing signs of making another go of it before time was called on the Step 4 season last month.

Ingham, who will turn 41 before the start of the 2021/22 season, has been a key fount of experience for the Taddy rearguard since joining from York City in 2016.

His first season with the Brewers ended with Taddy 19th in the NPL’s second tier but they have since turned into play-off contenders, finishing each of the last three seasons just short of the potential promotion slots.

Ingham knows a thing or two about promotion, having helped York back into the Football League in 2012, and boss Quinn is keen for his captain to hold off on hanging up the gloves for another campaign.

“I still do not know if Michael Ingham will give us another season,” Quinn said.

“He is a pivotal player as well as club captain but had indicated that last season might be his last.

“I am sure, however, that he would have preferred to go out having helped us to the play-offs, so I hope we can persuade him to carry on for another 12 months.”

Northern Ireland international Ingham’s senior career started in 1998 at Irish League premier division side Cliftonville and took him to sides all across the north of England.

Ingham first joined up with York during the 2002/03 season on loan from Sunderland before returning to Bootham Crescent from 2008 to 2016.

He made more than 270 appearances for York over those two spells, helping the Minstermen to an FA Trophy win and as well as the promotion to League Two.