UTTOXETER Town boss Mark Grimley has clinched the signing of two of his three main summer targets, writes DAVID BROOME.
Former Port Vale defender Doug Price and winger Ollie Mellor headline some sharp summer dealing, with Grimley having brought in no fewer than eight new faces.
In what the Town boss referred to as a "coup for the football club", 19-year-old Price will join up with his two brothers, Harry and Brad, at the Racecourse.
"We had three major targets at the start of the summer – and we got two of them," said a delighted Grimley.
"Doug is a local lad, and he's been released as a professional by Port Vale.
"Both of his brothers are with us but it was still an amazing coup for the football club.
"He turned down offers for a lot of money with other clubs.
"He's a centre-back but we are looking at him in a holding midfield role."
Ex-Ball Haye Green youngster Mellor has just finished university and has been one of the stars of Leek Cricket Club over the past few years, in addition to his footballing exploits.
"Ollie played in a match against Ball Haye Green last year and was exceptional," said Grimley.
"He hasn't been able to train much yet because of his cricket, but he is a real talent.
"He's very direct, got good pace and we're
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