Harrogate Town to sign up Railway forward Nathan Cartman

hsb  Nathan Cartman playing for Railway against Kendal.  (131228M2b)
hsb Nathan Cartman playing for Railway against Kendal. (131228M2b)

Harrogate Town will make a move for goalscoring triallist Nathan Cartman.

Cartmans impressed for Town during a 45-minute second-half stint in Wednesday night’s 3-1 victory over a Leeds United XI.

The Harrogate Railway forward has scored 13 goals in Evo-Stik First Division North this season.

And Town boss Simon Weaver confirmed Town will look to dual-register the striker.

Weaver said: “We would like to dual-register the lad. He deserves that opportunity.

“He started off at Leeds United and I was speaking to Neil Redfearn (Leeds United’s U-21s coach) and he rates him.

“(Railway boss) Billy Miller thinks the world of him. Maybe we can dual-register him and come to some agreement between the clubs.

“There’s a fluidity of movement between the two clubs in terms of movement. If they can help us and we can help them, it’s win, win.”

Cartman became the sixth player to have played for both Harrogate Town and Railway this season when Weaver brought him on as a half-time substitute against Leeds.

The striker looked comfortable on the ball, assisting Town’s opener and capping his display with Town’s third goal.

He started off his career at Leeds United before dropping into semi-professional football at Brighouse Town and Liversedge.

Railway boss Miller dismissed speculation earlier this week that the red-hot forward could be leaving Station View.

And, with Town and Railway’s “special relationship”, Cartman will remain under Miller’s control.

“We get people sniffing around Cartman all the time whether it’s unofficial or official,” Miller said on Tuesday.

“If he is ever to go, he deserves a place above us not below us.

“He’s a big part in what we are doing and he knows that. I’m sure we will get to the end of the season with him here.”