Hallmark Security League Premier Division club Widnes FC have announced the signing of striker George Lomax from Evo-Stik League Premier neighbours Marine AFC.
The 21-year-old has agreed a return to the Select Security Stadium for a second spell, having initially joined the club from St Helens Town in September 2016 alongside his brother Chris.
He scored 26 goals in thirty-eight appearances for Widnes last season, helping his side win the Hallmark Security League First Division in the process as he established a fruitful partnership with now joint manager Kev Towey.
Perhaps the most important of those goals came during the penultimate weekend of the season as he netted twice in a 2-1 victory over title rivals Charnock Richard that lifted Widnes towards the First Division crown with two games to play.
Lomax left the club in September 2017, departing for a brief spell at AFC Liverpool where he scored twice in three games before a swift move to Marine followed, scoring 4 goals in a dozen appearances.
Joint boss Kevin Towey believes that the addition of Lomax will be key for Widnes moving forward.
He told the club`s official Pitchero website: “George is familiar to the club as he was a big part of a promotion-winning campaign last season.
“He has come back as an even better player to the one that left us a few months ago after playing two divisions higher for Marine.
“He certainly didn’t look out of place but he feels like he should be playing more and we’re delighted that we can offer him that here”.
— Widnes Football Club (@Widnes_FC) January 22, 2018