Blues boss welcomes Tymon’s return

New Whitby Town recruit Matty Tymon signs on the dotted line
New Whitby Town recruit Matty Tymon signs on the dotted line

Whitby Town manager Chris Hardy says he is “delighted” that striker Matty Tymon has returned to the Turnbull Ground.

The forward helped fire Evo-Stik Premier Division rivals Workington to the verge of promotion last season, but has been persuaded to re-join the Blues for a third spell.

“Matty is an experienced boy in this league, yet at the same time he’s of a good age and fits the mould of the type of player we were looking to bring in,” Hardy said.

“He was in and around a side that did particularly well last season and nearly got promoted from the division, so we’re very pleased to have him here.

“He’s good technically and a big presence. Without being overly tall, he’s a good target man but is also quick enough to play on the shoulder of the last man. He has good attributes.”

Tymon played fleetingly for Seasiders in 2009/10 and then retuned for a second spell in 2011/12, netting seven goals in 35 appearances in a blue shirt. During two seasons at Workington he hit the back of the net 25 times.

“Matty was very highly thought of at Workington but as a result of a change in his circumstances he was looking for a club in this area,” Hardy added.

“He’s a Hartlepool boy, but obviously he’s spent time at Whitby before which helped us get him back here.

“There were a few other offers on the table, but we’re just delighted that he opted to return to the Turnbull. It’s another piece of the jigsaw.”