BRIGHOUSE Town have signed goalkeeper Brett Souter from West Yorkshire neighbours Hemsworth Miners Welfare.

Town, who play in the Northern Premier League North West Division, were in need of a new stopper following the departure of Manchester United loanee Jacob Carney last month.

The young Red Devils prospect left for Portadown in Northern Ireland.

The former captain of Hemsworth, 24-year-old Souter joins having previously made over 100 appearances for Ossett Albion/United.

Speaking to Brighouse Town TV after signing, Souter said: “I’m delighted to join.

“This is a great club. I’ve played against Brighouse a few times and it’s always been a difficult place to come.

“It’s a league above where I was with Hemsworth, so it means I’ll be alongside better players, playing at a better ground and in front of a bigger fanbase.

“I’d been in the Northern Counties East League with Hemsworth for a while, so it was the right time to come here and make that step up.”

Asked about what he hopes to happen in the coming months and years at Brighouse, Souter said: “I hope to win as many games as possible and to keep as many clean sheets as I can.

“Hopefully we can contend for promotion if possible. We want to be up there with the top teams and maybe get over the line and go up.”

Manager Vill Powell told the club website: “I think Brett’s ability and experience speaks for itself.

“He’s someone that’s been on my radar for a long time and finally it’s come together.

“He’s captained teams at this level so his vocal abilities will be welcomed.”