MICHAEL INGHAM has bid a fond farewell to Tadcaster Albion after joining Scarborough Athletic as assistant manager.

The former York City keeper has linked up with another ex-Minstermen Jonathan Greening, who has been appointed manager at the Flamingo Land Stadium.

Northern Ireland international Ingham leaves Ings Lane after five years, towards the end of which time he was club captain.

He said: “Thanks to everyone at Tadcaster over the past five years.

"At my age I did not expect to stay so long but I surpassed my expectations.

"The decision to move into management was a recent one - I hoped I had another season in me but in reality it was getting harder to recover from the injuries, particularly the one last season against Pontefract.

"I only wish I could have helped the club to promotion.

"I will be back as soon as I can to say goodbye to the supporters, management and players."

Tadcaster manager Paul Quinn, who had been hoping to coax another year out of Ingham, added: "He goes with my best wishes as he starts the transition from playing to coaching.

"He leaves on very good terms and no doubt we will be crossing paths again.

"While we are obviously disappointed to lose such an experienced player, this is football and the club goes on.

"It provides a great opportunity for another goalkeeper to join our fantastic club."

The Brewers have confirmed they will host National League North side Darlington on Tuesday, July 13 (7.30pm).

Meanwhile, Taddy are now inviting applications for aspiring young footballers to attend open matches this month.

The club is hoping to build on the success of last year's open trial, after which a number of players progressed across the club's under-18s, Emerging Talent Squad and first team.

Jack Crook, Alex Foord, Junayd Cassius-Gill and James NGoe were all among those to have taken part in the trials and progress to the first team.

To express an interest, visit forms.gle/Zo5obnr9Er2GqXG16.