Returning Ryan aiming to help Town mount promotion push

Ryan Fallowfield is back at Harrogate Town
Ryan Fallowfield is back at Harrogate Town

Ryan Fallowfield says he is determined to help Harrogate Town mount a serious bid for promotion from National League North, following his return to the CNG Stadium.

The midfielder was this week announced as the newest addition to Simon Weaver’s squad as the club re-build ahead of their switch to full-time status in 2017/18.

“There is one aim next season, and that’s to help the club get into the National League,” he said.

“It’s a big challenge, but I can’t wait to get stuck into it.

“I thought that I did well when I first came to Harrogate on loan, I really enjoyed my football here, so I’m glad to be back.”

Fallowfield originally joined Town on loan from Hull City in the 2014/15 season and impressed enough to earn a permanent deal.

However, the midfielder suffered a broken foot during the following campaign and failed to force his way back in to the side, eventually opting to leave the club.

He spent 2016/17 playing regularly in the National League for North Ferriby United, making 28 appearances and wearing the captain’s arm band for a short spell.

“Playing my football in the league above for North Ferriby was a good experience and has helped my game,” Fallowfield added.

“I wasn’t in the team at the start of the season, but once I got a chance I kept my place and was captain for a few games before I picked up a knock.

“I enjoyed last season, but now I’m focused on doing well at Harrogate Town. I think I’ll bring a lot of energy to the team and hopefully we’ll have a successful season.”