TADCASTER Albion have snapped up their second signing under the tutelage of Mick O'Connell, bringing in former Leeds United academy graduate Lewis Walters.

Walters, who has gathered plenty of experience through non-league, began his career with Leeds before swapping to Nottingham Forest.

The winger had spells with Barrow, Guiseley, AFC Fylde, Altrincham and Ashton United before finding himself with Harrogate Railway last season in the Northern Counties Eastern League division one.

Walters has now reunited with O'Connell, and is targeting another prolific season.

After becoming the second player to follow O'Connell to Tadcaster from Harrogate Railway, Walters told the club media team: “I started at Leeds and played there for six years until I was twenty-two when I moved to Nottingham Forest.

"I went from Forest to AFC Fylde and to Altrincham but then I ended up stopping playing football because I lost the love for it.

"Last year I started at Harrogate Railway because I had mates playing there so I thought I’d join, and I began enjoying it.

“I feel like I’m a voice in the changing room. There are a lot of young players – I was that young lad once and I always feel that I can help the youngsters out confidence wise.

"I like to bring everyone in, get everyone involved, the better morale the better the team is in general.”

“Once I get fit, I have a lot to give obviously experience wise and I know how to play the game. I am still technically good, just need to build up my fitness.”

“Fitting in with the lads, no issue with that at all - I’ve been to different clubs, I know how to fit in. It is not a problem at all.

“Mick is class; I get along with him really well: he knows my kids, it’s like a family so it’s really good to be around Mick. He’s got the knowledge and he’s good when it comes to team talks and that side of it.

“I’m aiming for 20 plus goals - I don’t see why I can’t!

"It’s about getting fit, maintaining fitness and staying injury free - I know I can do it."