Sixth signing completed as Platt moves to Reds

Sixth signing completed as Platt moves to Reds

Friday Jun 16, 2017

Alfreton Town are pleased to announce the signing of midfielder Tom Platt from Harrogate Town.

Tom signs a one year deal with the Reds.  

Platt started his career with York City, progressing through the club's youth system before signing a professional contract in June 2012.

Platt also had spells with Hucknall Town in October 2011, he joined Harrogate Town from York on loan in March 2012 scoring on his debut in a 6-2 win over Corby Town. Platt’s second spell at Harrogate came in September 2012 on a three month loan deal. He made five FA Cup appearances, and scored eight goals in 11 outings for Town.

A brief spell at Halifax Town followed before returning to Harrogate to see his loan extended for the 2012-13 season. A recall by York in 2013 presented Platt with his first York start in a 2-1 win over Torquay in March 2013 before signing a two year deal at the end of that season.

Another return to Harrogate followed in August 2015 and again in January 2016, Platt’s contract at York was then terminated by mutual consent and Platt joined Harrogate on a permanent basis. But at the end of last season he was released.

Reds Boss John McDermott was happy to gain Platt’s services and spoke to PO Amar Sharma:

“It’s a great signing for us, I’m very happy to have secured Tom for this season. I know him well from Harrogate, he is a hard working individual and he operates well in the midfield.”

“He is an athletic player, very fit and gets about the pitch well. He is a box to box player, scores goals and will create excellent competition within the midfield. He has learnt to play different positions and played deeper so he is versatile and he will bring us much needed legs in the centre of the park. He is excited to get started and the way we play it will suit his style also. We are all delighted.”

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