Worksop Town have signed a Brazilian – but he won’t be featuring for the first team squad. Luiz Lima, assistant curate at St Anne’s Church in Worksop has become the club’s new chaplain. The 34-year-old hopes to provide support for everyone involved at Worksop Town, and to help further their community centred focus.

Although he’s only been in the town for three months, Lima’s wife is from Nottingham and he’s spent several years living in the county. Explaining how he came to accept his new role, he told the Guardian: “With the changes at the club and them looking to have more of a community involvement, I think it felt right to join in.”

“Simon Cash, the vicar at St Anne’s, mentioned the club and I thought it sounded exciting.”

“I’ll be providing pastoral care for everyone from squad members to staff or even supporters.” He also wants to get involved with some of the club’s new ‘football in the community’ schemes.

“Obviously I’m from Brazil and naturally passionate about football, and the club are hoping to involve international members of the community so hopefully I can help with that and encourage people to take part.” “I think the main thing for me is to serve the football club.”