James Walshaw joins Liversedge FC for 2022/23 season

Liversedge FC are delighted to welcome experienced striker James Walshaw to the club.

The 38-year-old joins from West Yorkshire neighbours Ossett United to bolster the strike force as Sedge prepare for life in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

It is a division Walshaw is very familiar with having played for the likes of Farlsey Celtic, Scarborough Athletic, and Buxton.

He has played further up the leagues with Darlington AFC in the National League and in National League North with FC Halifax Town, Guiseley, Altrincham, and Harrogate Town.

Walshaw was Ossett United’s top scorer last season with 12 goals, 11 of which came in the NPL East Division, and ended the season in fine form with six goals in nine games.

On what attracted him to sign for Liversedge, Walshaw said: “I thought it was a great opportunity to play in the league above.

“Having played against Liversedge last season and seeing the project that they’re putting in place and the journey that they’re on, it was pretty much a no-brainer for me really.

“There are some great players at Liversedge. I spoke to Rimmo in depth and he really sold the club.

“Initially from the first point of interest, it appealed to me massively. It’s great to finally be on board.”

On what Sedge fans can expect from him, he added: “I think I’m a player that brings a good work rate, tenacity, and I have an eye for goal.

“Given the opportunities, I’m confident I can score 20 plus goals.”

“The majority of players that Liversedge had last year were set up for the Premier Division,” he responded when asked about Liversedge’s chances in a division that he knows well.

“I know they’ve kept a few of the current crop and I’m sure they’ll step up and hold their own at least, and maybe even challenge at the top end of that table.”

Welcome, James!

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