GUISELEY AFC have signed 21-year-old Joe Green to compete for the goalkeeper's jersey with Jonny Maxted.

The 6ft 5in Green joins the Lions after helping former Guiseley manager Steve Kittrick's Scarborough Athletic into the Evo-Stik Division One North play-offs last season.

Green played for Sheffield FC when he was 18 before switching to Sheffield United.

However, the Blades had four keepers, and Green saw little opportunity to make progress and so took up a four-year football and business scholarship offer at Monroe College in New York.

But he quickly returned to England after finding that life with the Monroe Mustangs did not live up to expectations.

Green was then given an opportunity by John Sheridan at Sky Bet League Two Newport County, who were seeking a back-up keeper.

Ironically former Guiseley goalkeeper turned defender Matt Taylor (formerly with Bradford City) had been covering the role.

Green made one first team appearance for Newport in the 2015-16 season - a substitute appearance in an FA Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers.

He joined Scarborough in February after a short spell playing for Handsworth Parramore and Hemsworth Miners' Welfare.

Of his move to Guiseley, Barnsley-based Green said: "I am looking forward to joining up with some great lads and to push Jonny for the No 1 spot.

"I am looking forward to us pushing each other to be better players. I can't wait to get going and I will be going all out to show what I can do."