Striker Richard Gregory has chosen to stay at Sporting, following a handsome offer from Ilkeston Town.
Richard swiftly became a fans favourite as soon as he joined the Rouslers and is the club’s joint second highest scorer on 69 goals.
Manager Bren Kelly commented: “With the vision that Ilkeston have, I’m not surprised they have come in for Rich.
“They are very much like us when we were at Step Four – big crowds, talented squad and looking to gain promotion.
“With Richie’s goal ratio, who wouldn’t be interested? Rich loves our club and we would not be where we are without him so I’m delighted he is staying.
“The offer was one that was extremely tempting, in regards to finances, so for him to stay and not have his head turned by money shows how much he cares and wants to play for Sporting.”