Sheffield non league: sniper yet to ink new deal

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Nathan Forbes Swindells has given Stocksbridge Park Steels a reminder of his capabilities ahead of the forthcoming Evo-Stik Premier Division campaign.

The striker, who has yet to commit to the club, scored a second half hat-trick against former club Parkgate in a 7-1 win. Trialist striker Joel Ihnazon hit two along with goals from Nick Swirad and Ben Turner with Oliver Graham hitting a late consolation for the home side.

Nathan Forbes-Swindells pictured playing against Steels, during his time at Parkgate.

Nathan Forbes-Swindells pictured playing against Steels, during his time at Parkgate.

Forbes-Swindells started last season at Parkgate before switching to Staveley Miners Welfare. He then had a three match spell at Sheffield FC before joining Steels, marking his home debut by coming off the bench to score the winner against Frickley Athletic in April.

However, he failed to nail down a regular starting berth due to the form of Danny South and Nathan Joynes. But it is understood that Forbes-Swindells has been offered a new deal and is set to fight for a place in the starting line-up.With two weeks to go to the season opener at Leek, Sheffield boss Ian Whitehorne says he’s unlikely to add to his squad. “As things stand I don’t think so” said Whitehorne. “There was the possibility of an attacking midfielder coming in but we couldn’t offer anywhere near what he was already on.” Sheffield beat Maltby Main 1-0 this week with Ben Algar scoring. The Club boss said: “We’ve had some good pre-season results and had a look at a few trialists and thrown a few younger players in.” Sheffield play at Shirebrook tomorrow.