Defender Tom Allan simply can’t wait to get started after returning to hometown club York City from National League North rivals Alfreton Town.
The 23-year-old is already a lifelong York supporter and previously made eleven appearances for the club until reuniting with former boss Gary Mills at Gateshead in June 2014.
Allan arrives having recently collected the supporters’ player of the year award at previous club Alfreton, for whom he made over a century of appearances and scored twelve goals, ironically one of those coming against York at Bootham Crescent last season.
He says that he returns home a far more complete and versatile player, although while also working for the club’s academy since his departure, has never truly left.
“It feels really good [to return] and I can’t wait to get started,” Allan told York’s official YouTube channel.”It’s just good to finally get the papers signed and be back on board.
“I feel like the last three years at Alfreton that I’ve learnt quite a lot while playing a lot of football, so I think I’ve come back a better player.
“For the latter stages of last season I played left-back and I feel really comfortable there,” he continued. “But I can also play centre-half, which is my normal position, so I’ll be happy to play wherever I can.
“I’ve really enjoyed my football at Alfreton but I think it’s time to come back to York and help them push for promotion this season.”