Pete Jameson joins Harrogate Town from local rivals York City

Harrogate Town have completed their first bit of business of the summer transfer window.

By Rhys Howell
Monday, 30th May 2022, 10:53 am
Updated Monday, 30th May 2022, 2:17 pm
Pete Jameson celebrates after helping York City to victory in the National League North play-off final earlier this month. Picture: Matthew Appleby
Pete Jameson celebrates after helping York City to victory in the National League North play-off final earlier this month. Picture: Matthew Appleby

The League Two Sulphurites unveiled goalkeeper Pete Jameson on Monday morning after enticing the 29-year-old away from North Yorkshire rivals York City.

And, having been an admirer of the 6ft 3" stopper for some time, Town boss Simon Weaver says he is "delighted" to get a deal for a player nicknamed the 'City Wall' over the line.

“We’ve been tracking Pete for some time at York and he’s a really good all round 'keeper and looks the part," Harrogate's manager said.

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Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver. Picture: Matt Kirkham

"His shot-stopping has been superb, he’s a good size, commands his box, kicks well and so brings a lot to the table. He’s played a major role in York’s success this season, with both him and the club doing superbly to earn promotion.

“We’re delighted to bring him to Harrogate and we know we’ve signed a really good lad as well. We do some digging on characters and he’s spot on. As soon as we met him, we thought he had a really good way about him and I’m sure he’ll do well for us and enjoy his time here.

“We want proper competition for places in every position and we’re looking forward to seeing the respect and competition between all players. I’m sure we will see that from day one, whether that’s goalkeepers or any other position.

"It’s about getting three points and as many as possible over the course of the season. Hopefully competition will drive up the levels of performance.”

With Mark Oxley the only senior goalkeeper left on Town's books following the decision not to offer Joe Cracknell a new contract, strengthening in that area was a priority for Weaver this summer.

And in Jameson they have recruited a player who has just helped the York achieve promotion back to the National League and joins on the back of a season in which he played every minute, making a total of 56 appearances and keeping no fewer than 19 clean-sheets.