Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver explains April Fools prank

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Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver describes how he gave defender Matt Bloomer a surprise call on Monday morning.

The gaffer told the club ‘joker’ he would require gloves for the Blue Square North tie against Gainsborough Trinity as Town’s two ‘keepers had pulled out with illnesses.

Harrogate Town Manager Simon Weaver

Harrogate Town Manager Simon Weaver

Weaver admitted he had missed the opportunity to prank his team in recent years and, after a week spent on his own, he thought up his goalkeeping dilemma.

The clash against Trinity ended 0-0 with Bloomer at the heart of the defence, and Craig MacGillivray between the sticks.