Blues boss welcomes Tymon's return

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

Monday, 27th June 2016, 5:21 pm
Updated Monday, 27th June 2016, 6:28 pm
New Whitby Town recruit Matty Tymon signs on the dotted line

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.”