THEY may have two matches left of their National League Two North season, but Otley have already announced their first signing for 2018-19 – former Aireborough and Ilkley back Steve Nolson.

The exciting 27-year-old outside centre has proved himself a real finisher, scoring 18 tries for Sandal this season in the North Premier League, just one division below Otley.

Nolson was part of the back-to-back promotion-winning Ilkley side, scoring on his debut in the victory at Scarborough in October 2012, having joined them that summer, before leaving for Sandal in 2016.

He said: “I am delighted to get the opportunity to join Otley. It is a great club and I know a lot of the boys and it will be a good challenge to step up to this level.”

Otley’s head coach Charlie Maunder said: “This is a great signing for us and we are really pleased to have Steve join the rugby family as we look to strengthen the squad ahead of next season.

“We are looking to retain the large majority of this year’s squad and want to bring in four or five new faces over the summer in key areas, so watch this space.”

Cleckheaton are aiming for a seventh successive win in North One East at home to Penrith on Saturday, while Bradford & Bingley will be seeking the point that they need to secure survival at home to Driffield.

Wibsey are at leaders Rotherham Phoenix in the Yorkshire Four Premier.

Bradford & Bingley (home to Driffield): B Greaves; J Morton, T Lightfoot, J Malthouse, R Wilson; P Greaves, D Jeffrey; M R Raper, M Cochrane, R Wederell, M Crotch, C Spencer, M Mountain, T Cummins, L Fraser. Replacements: D Exley, R Tafa, I Finau.

Cleckheaton (home to Penrith): J Wilson; M Hayward, M Swetman, Matt Piper, G Fitzsimmons; R Evans, J Bickerdike; P Turner, B Thrower, A Piper, L Pearson, T Austin, B Marsden, J Plunkett, J Carley. Replacement:T Mobbs, N Jackson, J Seddon.

Bradford Salem (home to Hullensians): D Belcher; J Abram, N Fontaine, A Robinson, R Smith; H Hall, J Simpson; W Collins, A Veitch, G Griekis, J Morrell, S Savage, C Wood, C Baines, C Manchester. Replacements from: J Bradbury, M Bokiss, S Gardner, J Eaton.

Wibsey (at Rotherham Phoenix) from: S Birkbeck, R Hall, A Rose, D Carr, J Brown, S Foulds, L Wilson, S Smith, K Carter, B Wright, J Rogers, M Kite, M Darragh, M Holdsworth, C McParland, J Nall, J Cull, R Greenwood.