LIVERSEDGE have snapped up former Darlington, Bradford (Park Avenue) and Farsley Celtic striker James Walshaw.

The 38-year-old joins from their West Yorkshire neighbours Ossett United, where he was the club's top scorer last term.

Walshaw played in the fifth-tier with Darlington, while he also has National League North experience with a handful of clubs, in Avenue, FC Halifax Town, Guiseley, Altrincham and Harrogate Town.

He and Sedge will be playing their football in the Northern Premier League Premier Division next season, after Jonathan Rimmington's side won the NPL East Division last term.

Meanwhile, former Yorkshire Amateur duo Craig Ogilvie and Neil Sibson will join Rimmington’s management team at Liversedge for the 2022/23 season.

The move comes as part of a change in structure which will see first-team assistant manager, Pav Singh, move into a new role as head of coaching.

This will allow him to help with the development of coaching standards across the club as it continues to grow, with the Liversedge FC Academy launching this September.

Ogilvie and Sibson guided Ammers to promotion alongside Sedge in 2021 from the Northern Counties East League Premier Division.

But whereas Sedge went on to secure the NPL East Division title last term, Ammers were demoted back to the NCEL despite finishing in mid-table, with their Bracken Edge stadium failing to meet ground grading requirements.

Both Ogilvie and Sibson left Yorkshire Amateur in April, having been the only managers to defeat Sedge in the league during the whole of last season, a 2-0 home win.

And now a player has joined from that Ammers side, with highly-rated winger Casey Stewart now joining his old bosses at Sedge.