STRIKER Aiden Savory has pulled out of a move to Scarborough Athletic and opted instead to join local rivals Tadcaster Albion, writes Ian Appleyard.

Savory, 29, had agreed to join the Seasiders after ending his four year spell with Farsley Celtic.

However, the former Harrogate Town and Bradford Park Avenue changed his mind last weekend in the wake of an approach from Tadcaster, who also play in Evo-Stik North.

Boro manager Steve Kittrick said: "It is disappointing that he's done what he's done because he had agreed a deal with us. He rang me on Friday and told me that he had some bad news. Up to Thursday he was signing with us but he said that he'd changed his mind."

Savory, who also plays at centreback, is the eighth new player to join Tadcaster following the appointment of new manager Michael Morton.

"It's great to sign for Tadcaster" said Savory. "It's a great club with a really good set-up with the ground, the fan base, and the pitch. After meeting with the management team, they really sold the club to me. Their ambitions match mine so I just can't wait to get started and be a part of the success."

Boro manager Kittrick, meanwhile, says he has other 'irons in the fire' and hopes to sign a different striker in the next few days.

He needs a new striker after Jacob Hazel quit the club for Frickley Athletic and Benny Igiehon, last season's top goalscorer, announced his intention to play higher up the league.