Category: Club News

One Happy Mickleover Fan!

by Peter Scherer

There was one particularly happy Sports fan at the Don Amott Arena last night and not just because it was a 4-1 victory.

Adam Powell was the lucky winner of a record £535 on the clubs fund raising “Last Man Standing.”

Basically you pick a Premier League team after paying your £10 in week one, if your team wins in goes into draw. But you cannot pick the same team again, unless there is a roll over, which there was in this case.

The player with the longest predicted string of wins wins the pot and that’s the basic rules.

New players can enter but selections have to be made before 4pm on a Friday.

If you want to enter, then contact Dave Chambers on

Rose Signs For Sports

by Peter Scherer

Mickleover have added another new player to their squad with the signing of experienced midfielder Mitchell Rose from South Shields.

Rose played his junior football with Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham, before playing over 180 games in League Two, with the likes of Mansfield, Newport, Grimsby and Notts County.

He moved onto Boston Utd and Yeovil and had been at South Shields since December 2021.

I have signed until the end of the season, and looking forward to playing for Mickleover. I moved here as I saw how attentive gaffer John McGrath was to me as a person, not just a player and that means a lot to me.

He is available for Saturday’s home game against Rushden & Diamonds.

Busy Week In The Transfer Market

by Peter Scherer

Mickleover manager John McGrath had a busy spell in the transfer market last week, making four signings.

Talented young striker George Nunn has come on loan for a month from Derby County, having only arrived at Pride Park during the summer from Chelsea.

George couldn’t have got off to a better for Sports, scoring on his debut at Barwell, after coming on as a second half substitute.

Right back Lucas Yeomans is another former Rams Junior, but has come on loan for a month too, from our Southern Premier League Central neighbours Tamworth. He made his debut at Barwell too.

Thirdly Oliver Greaves has arrived until the end of the season. An attacking midfielder, he debuted at Barwell  and has arrived from newly promoted Northern Premier League side Liversedge.

The final signing is Lekan Osideko, a striker on a dual registration with Hereford Utd, who he joined in the summer, after an impressive trial, from Chatham Utd. He was on the bench at Barwell.

There have outgoings too, since George Milner rejoined Ashton Utd last week, following his early season loan.

Having already been out on loan to Gresley Rovers this season, midfielder George Atwal has joined Kimberley MW for a month in United Counties Premier Division South, while Elliott Walker has gone to Northern Counties East Premier Division South on a dual registration.