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Scott Finds Ideal Mellors-Blair Replacement

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Wayne Scott, manager of Evo-Stik League South club Carlton Town, continued his plans for the new season at a pace by announcing the signing of former Nottingham Forest youngster Wilfried Gnahore.

Gnahore is a direct replacement for William Mellors-Blair, who has joined Vanarama National League side Solihull Moors and the club will be hoping the former impressive Forest youngster can have the same impact as Mellors-Blair, who played a key part in helping the Millers stay up and win the Notts Senior Cup.

Gnahore joined Forest has a 12-year-old after being scouted in Paris, and represented his country, The Ivory Coast, in 2011 in the under-17s World Cup.

He has also had a brief loan spell at Ilkeston and Manager Wayne Scott and other Millers players have been impressed with what they have seen in training from the talented 21-year-old.

Scott has signed the attacking midfielder/striker on a contract and also confirmed that Jordan Wilson had signed a contract with the club after joining from Evo-Stik League South Premier outfit Kettering Town.

Carlton have also confirmed the signing of another player from local rivals Basford United with Mason Coy joining the Millers this week.

He joins Scott`s three earlier recruits in Darol Lucas, Robbie McNicholas and Dylan Garnett.

Lucas joins Carlton from Evo-Stik North side Ossett Town.

He had been with them since just before Christmas 2014 after crossing the town from Ossett Albion.

Lucas also played for Ryton & Crawcrook Albion in the Ebac Northern League and Glasshoughton Welfare in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League.

McNicholas is a young, Nottingham-born right-back who joins from league rivals and neighbours Basford United.

He previously played with Basford and Chesterfield’s academy sides.

And young striker Garnett arrives having been released by SkyBet Championship side Burton Albion.

He has had experience at NPL level with Belper Town and Coalville Town on loan and `work experience`.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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