PICKERING Town have recruited midfielder Jordan Deacey to their squad ahead of their anticipated return to the field next month.

The Pikes are currently out of action amid the country's second national lockdown, with November fixtures currently postponed.

The club are hoping to return to action in the Pitching In Northern Premier League north/west division on Saturday, December 5 when they are scheduled to make the trip to Widnes.

And Pickering may hand a debut to new recruit Deacey who has joined the club from fellow NPL north/west division outfit Brighouse Town.

Deacey, who plays primarily as a left-midfielder, has a range of experience in non-league, having previously played for Bradford (Park Avenue), AFC Telford, Boston United, Shaw Lane, Farsley Celtic, North Ferriby United, Belper Town, Scarborough Athletic and most recently Brighouse.

The 26-year-old is also the son of former Bradford (Park Avenue), Farsley and Scarborough boss John Deacey.

Pickering manager Steve Roberts, who has coached Deacey before at Scarborough, expressed his delight at securing the deal.

"I'm very pleased to welcome Jordan to the club, he has a wealth of non-league experience and will help strengthen our squad," he said.

"He works hard and has a lot of quality in possession.

"I worked with him for a short spell at Scarborough and he has admitted that I didn't see the best of him there."

Roberts is hoping that Deacey can enjoy playing again at Mill Lane.

"He has worked hard on his fitness levels and I've told him just to come in and enjoy his football again," added the boss.

"Then I'm sure we will get the best out of him."