Nelson have announced the signing of Jack Hartley from Colne FC in what will be his second spell at Little Wembley.

The 19 year enjoyed a successful loan spell last season with the Blues at which time Hartley was an Accrington Stanley Youth player. Having left Stanley in the summer the Burnley born winger signed for Chorley before featuring for Colne FC this season in the Evostick Division One.

Admirals manager Alex Norwood was thrilled to complete the deal having tracked Hartley’s progress this season, saying “Jack needs no introduction to Nelson fans after his loan spell at the club last season. He returns to us a year older and a stronger character because of the challenges he’s faced since he was last with us but that, along with his energy, pace and skill, means he returns to us a better player.”

With Hartley joining up with his new teamates this week ahead of the trip to Congelton Town on Saturday, Norwood is confident Hartley can play a big part in Nelson’s season. “He’ll be a huge asset for us until the end of the season,” the Blues Boss added. “I’d like to thank Cunny at Colne once again for his support and the trust he has placed in us with regard to Jack’s development.”


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