Town ready themselves for Farsley

HARROGATE Town will be hoping their proposed home clash against Farsley Celtic on New Year's Day beats the elements after seeing their last two fixtures bite the dust.

Simon Weaver's side were due to welcome Workington to the CNG Stadium on Monday but the game was postponed due to snow.

The club has posted an appeal on their website looking for volunteers to assist in preparing the ground for the New Year's Day game against Farsley Celtic.

The pitch at the CNG Stadium needs to be cleared of snow so that it can be rolled on Thursday, and the terraces also need to be cleared of snow and ice.

Meanwhile in transfer news Town have signed former Manchester United reserves winger Ben Muirhead.

Born in Doncaster, the 26 year old started his football career at Old Trafford.

Following a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers, he moved to Bradford City in March 2003 and went on to make over 100 appearances for the Bantams. He was signed by Rochdale in 2007, and then dropped into non-league with Alfreton Town at the start of the 2008/09 season.

Ben started the current season at Farsley Celtic, before a transfer to the now defunct King's Lynn club in October.