Optimistic Jeffs rejoins Tadcaster Albion as Liam Ormsby departs

Steve Jeffs scored 17 goals for Tadcaster Albion in the 2012/13 season
Steve Jeffs scored 17 goals for Tadcaster Albion in the 2012/13 season
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Experienced full-back Steve Jeffs has returned to newly promoted Tadcaster Albion but popular midfielder Liam Ormsby left the club.

Jeffs is dropping down a division to join the Brewers' first quest in the Evo-Stik First Division North after a stint at Frickley Athletic.

The left-sided defender previously played for Albion under Paul Marshall's management before leaving for Ossett Town during the 2013/14 campaign.

Jeffs said: "I'm very excited to be back, the club is in a different position to when I left a few years ago and I'm looking forward to seeing some old faces and meeting new ones.

"I am also looking forward to working with Billy [Miller], the management team and the players.

"There is every reason to be optimistic this season. This is a tough league but anything can happen, especially if you put a consistent run together."

Liam Ormsby has left Tadcaster after two years at the club. The midfielder scored nine goals last season (Photo: Ian Parker)

Liam Ormsby has left Tadcaster after two years at the club. The midfielder scored nine goals last season (Photo: Ian Parker)

"Personally I am just hoping to play to the best of my ability and helping the team out as much as possible."

Jeffs was an influential figure on Ings Lane under Marshall where he gained a reputation as a goalscoring defender.

In his final season at Tadcaster, the defender hit the net 17 times from his defensive position whilst also providing a steely figure in defence.

His recruitment follows the depature of goalkeeper Gary Stevens and defender Jordan Armstrong who could not commit to next season due to work commitments.

Liam Ormsby, who was ruled out of the end of last season with a chest infection, has also exited the club.

Ormsby netted nine goals in Tadcaster's title winning season and also helped the club into the FA Vase quarter-finals the previous year.

On his departure, Ormsby said: "The support received from the club and the fans for myself and my family over the past two seasons has been phenomenal and I am truly grateful.

"It's always a hard and emotional decision to leave a club but you never know what the future will bring.

“I will cherish the memories made and can honestly say I have met friends that will last a lifetime."