FORMER Bantam Lewis Clarkson has joined trophy-chasing Tadcaster Albion.

The 20-year-old, who made only one league appearance for City but impressed in their pre-season friendlies before being released last month, is now part of the Brewers' chase for the Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division title and the FA Vase, where they are already quarter-finalists.

Clarkson, who was formerly at Scarborough Athletic after being released from his first club, Hull City, was snapped up from the Seadogs by City 15 months ago.

After scoring two goals against Guiseley in July and two more against UCD on the Bantams' trip to Ireland three days later, City's assistant manager Steve Parkin said he was “one for the future”.

But Clarkson then injured a hamstring, restricting his opportunities, as did City's decent form, and Taddy manager Paul Marshall swooped for him, saying: “He’s extremely quick and gives us even more attacking options.

“He is also available for the cup games, so it’s going to give me the best of selection headaches as we chase four trophies.”

Apart from the league and the FA Vase, Albion are also involved in the West Riding County Cup, where they entertain Bradford Park Avenue in a re-arranged semi-final on Monday, and the Northern Counties East's League Cup.