Farsley Celtic are delighted to announce the signing of striker Clayton Donaldson on a free transfer.

The 39-year-old most recently played for Northern Premier League outfit Gainsborough Trinity in the 2022/23 season where he racked up an impressive 22 goals in 38 matches in all competitions.

The Bradford-born man came through the ranks at his hometown club Bradford City, before joining the youth setup at Hull City.

Donaldson has played much higher up in the football pyramid, with long and successful spells in the Championship with clubs such as Brentford, Birmingham City and Sheffield United which has seen him score a total of 246 goals in a career which has spanned 21 years and counting.

He now links up with Farsley in the National League North looking to add to his impressive goal tally as well as helping the Celts towards a successful season.

On the signing of Donaldson, club director Pav Singh said: “Clayton is a player we have been looking at for some time, and his presence on the pitch is something that will add something totally different to our game.

This a hugely exciting signing for the club, and sends out a signal of intent as to what we want to achieve this season”

Chairman Paul Barthorpe also gave his thoughts, saying: “Clayton is a top professional and has been for a number of years having played at the highest level. He brings with him not only his fantastic ability on the pitch, but also his character off it. He is also a top coach and will have huge benefit to the club both on and off the field!

His goal scoring record over recent years is superb and will bring a whole new dimension to us on the pitch! Which will make Clayton a fan favourite in no time!”

Welcome to Farsley, Clayton!