Rovers keeper Maxted completes permanent switch to Guiseley

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Guiseley have completed the signing of goalkeeper Jonny Maxted on a permanent basis after agreeing terms with both Forest Green Rovers (FGR) and the player, writes Leon Wobschall.

Guiseley have completed the signing of goalkeeper Jonny Maxted on a permanent basis after agreeing terms with both Forest Green Rovers (FGR) and the player, writes Leon Wobschall.

Maxted, 23, joined the club at the start of September 2016 on a three-month loan from FGR.

The former Doncaster Rovers stopper is the nephew of one of the Lions’ 1991 FA Vase heroes, goalkeeper Paul Maxted.

Maxted, a talented goalkeeper, was in his second season at The New Lawn, where he was a fans’ favourite ever since his July 2015 pre-season appearance against Cardiff City, when as a guest player, he won a man of the match award.

He was signed shortly after and went on to appear regularly for FGR in the National League, before the return of Steve Arnold and an injury reduced his involvement in the 2015-16 season.

However he did sit on the bench for FGR’s play-off final defeat against Grimsby Town at Wembley last May.

His career began with Doncaster Rovers where he made it on to the Keepmoat Stadium side’s substitutes bench in the first team at 16. He gained senior experience from loan spells at Goole and Gainsborough Trinity, and after leaving Doncaster spent time on the books of Hartlepool United in League Two, until he was released and became a Forest Green player a couple of months later.

Guiseley spot stopper Jonny Maxted. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

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