BRADFORD Park Avenue now have three former Huddersfield Town players on board for the Blue Square North campaign after signing keeper Simon Eastwood and midfielder Simon Baldry.
The pair join defender Aaron Hardy, like Eastwood, recruited from FC Halifax Town, at the Horsfall Stadium.
It’s a second Avenue stint for Baldry, 36, who spent last season at Guiseley.
John Deacey’s side, promoted from the Evo-Stik (Northern Premier) League last season, have a friendly at Thackley on Saturday. League I Doncaster visit seven days later.
HARRISON BLAKEY is the latest former Town player aiming to make a mark at Carlisle.
The teenage midfielder, son of former Elland, Yorkshire and England cricketer Richard Blakey, is one of five players on trial at the Cumbrian club.
Blakey, released after two years with Town at academy level, could feature in Friday’s friendly against Kendal Town.
"We want to take a look," explained Carlisle manager Greg Abbott, who has former Town pair James Berrett and Danny Cadamarteri on the books.
"Trialists gets to train and play a bit of football and we get to assess them, and every now and then, you unearth a gem. "They know there are no guarantees so it’s over to them."
PHIL SENIOR has set his sights on a run between the posts for FA Halifax Town.
The 29-year-old former Town man has been at The Shay since 2008 but has played second fiddle to Jonathan Hedge and Simon Eastwood.
"I do know the Gaffer has looked to bring someone in but all I have got to do is worry about myself," he said.
"I’ve come back feeling sharp and fresh and ready to play. That’s what I’ll do and I’ve done it every season. I’m not the kind of person that will whinge if I’m not playing, I’ll just get on with it.
"But hopefully this year might be my year. Every year I push for the number one spot and it will be the same again. I’m here to impress."