Louie Swain leaves Harrogate Town in search of first team football

Louie Swain has left Harrogate Town

Louie Swain has left Harrogate Town

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Local lad Louie Swain has exited Harrogate Town in pursuit of first team football.

Swain has signed for promoted Evo-Stik Northern League side Spennymoor Town.

The 21-year-old joined Harrogate after leaving Bradford City at the start of the 2014 season and was originally used as an an option up front.

However, he spent most of his time at the CNG Stadium operating from left back.

Swain was part of the Town team that recorded a record high league finish under Simon Weaver last season but failed to net a contract for the upcoming campaign.

He was expected to stay at Harrogate after Weaver offered him non-contract term.

The full-back has featured in several pre-season friendlies for Town but leaves in search of regular action.

Weaver said: Louie is a player I've always had a lot of time for, and I'm sure he'll do really well for Spennymoor.

“It's no secret that we offered Louie the chance to stay at Harrogate Town this year, and gave him the chance to be part of a squad in which every player has to fight for their place.

“After several discussions, Louie has decided to leave in search of more regular first-team football and ultimately we respect his decision."