Dave Hoole has moved quickly to bolster Clipstone’s goalkeeping ranks for the new season with the addition of Monty Parkes while player of the year Sam Ogden is recovering from injury.
The former Notts County man, who has also featured for Corby Town and Staveley Miners Welfare, signs at the Lido Ground having left Selston at the start of this season. The Clipstone manager, Dave Hoole, commented:
“Following the injury to Sam Ogden, we felt it was important to have another senior goalkeeper in the group.
“Being able to attract a player with Monty’s ability shows the direction we are going in and that players believe they can develop under us.
“Parkes is a really interesting option for us and fits the way we want our goalkeepers to play.
Standing at 6’ 5” tall, Monty progressed all the way through the Notts County academy, but was released at a young age. First team coach, Josh Waldram, commented: “I have played with Monty and followed his development for a number of years and we are delighted to be able to bring him in to bolster the goalkeeping department. This will give us some top quality options and competition for places. Monty is an experienced ‘keeper and I look forward to working with him again.”