Former Leeds pair Richard Cresswell and Seb Carole find a new team

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The former Leeds United pair have joined Tadcaster Albion on short-term deals.

These days it seems that former Leeds United players only ever go on to sign for Rotherham United. But this week a non-league side has rivalled The Millers as the place to go for former Leeds players – as two ex-Whites have signed for Tadcaster Albion.

The club confirmed yesterday that French midfielder Seb Carole had agreed a short-term deal to help out the club until the end of the season.

It was then confirmed today that Taddy have also signed former Leeds United striker Richard Cresswell.

Tadcaster, based by the John Smith’s Brewery, currently play their football in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division – level nine on the domestic football pyramid.

They currently sit in second place in the league, just two points behind Handsworth Paramore, but have a glut of games left to play this season after earlier postponements.

So the ex-Leeds pair have come in to help out.

Carole joined Leeds in 2006 from Brighton and spent two seasons at the club – scoring three goals in 53 games.

Since then he has lived a journeyman’s career and has played in non-league football with the likes of Guiseley and Bradford Park Avenue.

Cresswell cost Leeds big money when they signed him in 2005 from Preston North End, a fee reported to be in the region of £1.15m by the BBC.

He spent two seasons at Leeds before going on to play for the likes of Stoke City, Sheffield United and York City.

Hopefully the pair will enjoy their stay at the club for the next month or so.

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