Position: Goalkeeper

Yusuf Mersin

September 23rd 1994

Starting his career at Millwall, Yusuf was signed by Liverpool for £1m in January 2011 as a 16 year old. He progressed to be part of the first team squad, but didn’t manage to break into the starting line-up.

After 3 ½ years he was released and went to Turkey to play for Kasimpasa, before returning to the UK at the start of 2016/17 with League Two Crawley Town, where he spent the next three years.

He then joined Dover Athletic in the National League, before moving to Maidstone Utd in May 2021, becoming first choice after the regular keeper was sent off.

After a two-week emergency loan at Welling Utd he was released from Maidstone after a 2 ½ year spell and began this season with Harland & Wolf Welders in Northern Ireland.

He is a Turkish International at Under 16, 17 and 18 levels and debuted in a Mickleover shirt for the Reserves against Linby Colliery.

Lewis Ridd

August 9th 2004

Derby County’s Wales Under 18 and 19 International goalkeeper Lewis Ridd has joined Mickleover on a months loan, having debuted last week in the 5-1 over Long Eaton Utd.

Ridd started out at Swansea City, moving to Ipswich in July 2020. During his time with the Tractor Boys, he was loaned out to AFC Sudbury, Bury Town and Brightlingsea, ending his three-years with the club in August.

He has been part of Derby’s Under 21 squad this season.

Oliver Bosworth

June 14th 2002

A former England Under 18 goalkeeper, Oliver had been playing for Leicester City Under 18 and 21’s until his release in July 2021.

More recently he was in Spain at the beginning of last season with CD Almunecar and was on trial with Mickleover, prior to making his first-team against Long Eaton Utd in the Derbyshire Senior Cup.

His patience was rewarded in the latter part of last season, when he became a regular first choice after Jonathan Hedge was injured.