THERE has been some transfer movement at our Bradford non-league clubs over the last few days, with Albion Sports poaching a centre-half from a relegation rival.

Third-bottom in the NCEL Premier Division, Albion Sports have conceded 49 goals in 23 league games so far, so they have attempted to counteract that with the signing of young defender Cole Patrick.

The centre-half has joined from rock-bottom Athersley Recreation, and could that prove the difference as the two sides both desperately try to avoid the drop?

Patrick is a highly thought of defender, and was playing for a club at a higher level, Pontefract Collieries in the NPL East Division, until August.

But while Albion are rejoicing over a new signing, NWCFL First Division North side Campion have been left cursing, after one of their star men made a move up the non-league pyramid.

Mark Ferguson had scored 14 goals in 25 starts, and was the Red and Blacks' joint top-scorer this season alongside Daniel Keane.

But with joint-manager Lee Ashforth admitting he thought promotion was unrealistic this term for the mid-table stragglers, it is little surprise that Ferguson wanted to try his hand at a higher level.

He has moved up two tiers to play for NPL East Division strugglers Tadcaster Albion, and the North Yorkshire side will be hoping his goals can help stave off the very real threat of relegation.

But there is some good news for Campion off the field, as they have appointed Dan Brown as assistant manager.

Brown was joint-manager of Albion earlier in the season, but he and Ishy Hussain left the club by mutual consent in November, after the club had gone two months without a league win.

The news was well-received by Ashforth, who posted on social media: "Great to have Dan Brown on board with us.

"Ready for a big push for the remainder of the season!"