Ryan Fallowfield has signed a two-year contract that will see him return to Harrogate Town from National League side North Ferriby United.
His first spell at the club began with a successful 3-month loan move from Hull City which was made permanent in 2015. However, the 21-year-old moved on at the end of that season.
Speaking to the club, he said: “I’m happy to be coming back. Last year was a good one for me but being back at Town is something that I’m really looking forward to”
“Playing in the league above has helped me to get some experience playing against better teams and I think playing in front of more people has been good for me as well. Obviously, we’re trying to gain promotion this year so I’m looking forward to that challenge and I’m excited to be back”
His time away from the club has helped him to develop his playing style and he hopes that he will be able to help the team as they push forward next season.
“I think I can bring an energy into the team; obviously, I’m still young so I don’t have too much experience, but it’s all about playing against different teams and hopefully doing what I did last time.
The draw of playing professional football again also played a big part in Fallowfield’s decision to return to Town as he looks to move forward in his career.
He continued: “I’m travelling in from Goole every day, but the distance was never going to be a problem for me. I’ve been here before, I know how it works and I know the gaffer. Going full-time obviously helped make the decision easier for me.
“I’m hoping there’s a long future here for me. Right now, I’m only focusing on the next two years and then we’ll see what happens after that. It’s a big two years, especially going into full-time football, so we all have to step up to the challenge. I can’t wait to get my head down, get playing football get promoted this year.”