Farsley Celtic have announced that midfielder Ryan Watson has agreed terms with the Evo-Stik League Premier club and will again be plying his trade for the Throstle Nest club next season.
Watson made thirty appearances for the Celts last season, scoring 6 goals, including a stunning strike to put the side 3-2 up in the First Division North play-off final win against Ossett Town.
Watson joined the Celts midway through last season when a loan move to Brighouse Town from Curzon Ashton was curtailed to open up a move to Throstle Nest.
He has a long association with the club, having being part of the squad that won promotion from the Toolstation Northern Counties East League in the first season back as a football club in 2011.
After that promotion Watson stayed with the club for another season and half before making the switch to Curzon Ashton and being part of a team that saw back-to-back promotions and achieve a place in the National League North.
After a spell on the sidelines in 2015/16 he made the move back to The Nest last season and was an influential part in last season`s promotion and County Cup `double`.
Watson said: “My Decision to stay was quite easy when Adam Lakeland and Mark Bett came in because i know them both very well. I`ve worked with Adam at Curzon Ashton and played with Mark at a couple of other clubs.
“I think that I had a reasonable end to the season last year scoring a few goals and generally playing good football in a very good team, so I am positive for the season ahead.
“Looking at some of the other players that have decided to stay also made it a little easier for me. The likes of Chris Atkinson staying on is massive factor in me staying as I’ve played with him for twelve vyears before and we work well together. We have made some other really important signings and also Danny Ellis coming in shows the intent this season. I hope we can carry on from last season and gain another promotion”.
— FarsleyCeltic (@FarsleyCelticFC) June 28, 2017