Harrogate Town AFC’s immediate future is at their Wetherby Road ground, the club’s managing director has said, with the construction of new terraces meaning the club won’t have to relocate even if it achieves promotion again.

“It means that we can progress along with our English Football League (EFL) aspirations,” Garry Plant said, following the approval of the three new stands earlier this month.

“At the bare minimum it means we can stay at National League level…(though) the aspirations of the football club, it wants to be in the EFL.”

The club started construction on the stands before receiving planning permission from Harrogate Borough Council, saying it was due to a tight timeline imposed on them by the EFL following their promotion to the fifth-tier National League last year.

The club is now seeking promotion to the EFL, with the increased ground capacity of 4000 one of the stipulations that had to be fulfilled for them to be eligible.

The terraces have neared completion but are yet to be officially opened.

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