Harrogate Town complete permanent Tom Platt deal

Tom Platt has had five loan spells at Harrogate Town (Photo: Caught Light Photography)
Tom Platt has had five loan spells at Harrogate Town (Photo: Caught Light Photography)

Simon Weaver has brought York City midfielder Tom Platt to Harrogate Town on a permanent deal.

The 22-year-old has left the Minstermen by mutual consent and signed a 14-month contract at the CNG Stadium.

Blackburn Rovers are trying to secure a youth loan deal for goalkeeper Tom Stewart

Blackburn Rovers are trying to secure a youth loan deal for goalkeeper Tom Stewart

Since graduating through the York youth ranks in 2011, Platt has spent five loan spells at Town including two this season.

Weaver said: “I know he is going to have a great career in the game and he’s been great for us over the last few weeks.

“He’s 22, local and he’s hungry for success.

“He wants to be in the full time game and has seen that progress this club has gone through over the last few years.”

Town have also completed the dual registration of young Buxton goalkeeper Myles Wright, who was released by Chesterfield last year.

The 'keeper will act as cover should Peter Crook sustain an injury or get suspended.

Meanwhile, young Town players Marcus Day and Tom Stewart have headed in the other direction.

Stewart has spent the majority of the season between the sticks at Harrogate Railway but returned to Town last month and featured in the 7-1 win over Silsden last Thursday.

Young striker Day has also spent time at Railway but has most recently been involved for Wetherby Athletic in the West Yorkshire League.