New signing Luke Bythway has admitted he is looking forward to the challenge of joining Whitby Town.
Bythway sealed his move to the club on Monday afternoon ahead of the trip to Warrington Town on Tuesday night and is set to travel with the squad for the fixture.
“I was looking to get away from Marske and obviously I’ve known Chris for a long time.” Bythway told whitby-town.com. “I know how professional Chris is and it’s a new challenge, moving two levels up is something I’m looking forward to.
“I’ve spoken to a lot of the ex-Guisborough lads have told me it’s a big step up. Teams are a lot more organised and a lot fitter, but the lads don’t see it as a problem for me coming in and doing a good job.
“Speaking to them made it easier to settle in. I know quite a few that weren’t at Guisborough too, so when I turned up to training on Thursday there was only one or two I hadn’t met.
The ex-Guisborough Town man is known across the Northern League for his versatility, although he admitted that he’s not sure where Chris Hardy wants him to play.
“I went to his house last week and we had a chat.” he added. “I played under him for around eight years at Guisborough and he knows that I’m versatile. I played centre forward, right-back, centre-back and centre midfield for him there.
“He just told me that he wanted someone in his squad that is versatile. He knows that if he puts me in, I can do pretty much the same job anywhere on the field.
“I’m a centre-forward and always have been. I’m happy to play anywhere though- it doesn’t bother me as long as I play.
“I’m not a prolific goalscorer and never have been. I’m more of a forward who comes in and looks to get the ball to feet and link up the midfield and attack.”
Supporters looking for a first chance to see Bythway on Tuesday night in action are encouraged to travel on the club’s official transport, that leaves the Turnbull Ground for Warrington at 2pm. Spaces are limited so please book early with Graham Manser on 07966 241344.