Lancaster sign Barbados international and former Morecambe youngster

Glenn Steel has left Lancaster City.
Glenn Steel has left Lancaster City.

Lancaster City have completed the signing of a Barbados international winger.

Raheim Sargeant played with the Dolly Blues during their recent trip to the Caribbean island for the Kickstart International Tournament and has now linked up the club in England.

The 10-cap Barbados international wasn’t the only new arrival to put pen to paper after training on Tuesday night with the Dolly Blues always confirming the singing of former Morecambe striker Tom Woods.

Having come through the ranks at the Globe Arena the youngster was released in the summer having featuring heavily for the Shrimps’ reserve team.

Head coach Darren Peacock was pleased with the new arrivals but is still looking for more fresh faces.

He said: “Tom and Raheim both signed on Tuesday and we hope by the end of the week everybody will be signed.

“I think the squad is still a little bit light but we’ve still got a while to go before the season starts so there’s no panic.

“Raheim is a right midfielder and will bring competition for places. He was with us at the tournament and then came back a week later.

“He’s been capped by Barbados and it’s evidence of the link that George (Norrie) set up and we’re trying to build that up.

“Hopefully it’s going to be a long and fruitful relationship for both sides.

“As for Tom, as a good local player he went to a professional club but is now with us.

“We have a role to play in that we can help them develop and give them regular football.

“He’ll get a chance and it’s up to him to take it.

“Every player wants to be a professional and we think we can certainly help bring talent through.”

One player leaving Giant Axe however is defender Glenn Steel who has joined Bamber Bridge.

The centre half has been key for City at the heart of the defence with captain Neil Marshall but has elected to move to a club closer to home.

Peacock said: “I’m told he’s gone to Bamber Bridge.

“Glenn did really well for us and his commitment was second to none but Bamber Bridge is right on his doorstep.

“It’s just one of those things and we do want to bring younger players through.

“It opens the door for someone else.”