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King returns to Bower Fold
Wednesday 21st June 2017 @ 12:34 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Stalybridge Celtic manager Steve Burr has continued to build his squad ahead of the forthcoming season in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Goalkeeper Lewis King has returned to the club for a second spell, having previously played under Keith Briggs during the 2014/15 season.

The 24-year-old came through the ranks at Sunderland, before spending time with Stockport County in the National League on a loan deal towards the end of the 2011-12 campaign.

King stayed at Edgeley Park for another season, before moving to Eastwood, then onto Boston United, before pitching up at Bower Fold.

After being released by then manager Liam Watson, King spent time with FC United, Glossop North End, Mickleover Sports and Matlock Town.

Following the announcement, King told Celtic’s official website: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to return to the club and would like to thank the manager, Fearny and Briggsy for making it happen.

“I feel I played the best football in my career here last time and I am looking forward to re-producing that form this season. I have unfinished business here at Stalybridge and I want to help the club get back into the National League North at the first time of asking.

“The management team are putting a really strong squad together and I hope to be an important part of a successful team.”

Manager Steve Burr added: “Like Charlie, Lewis is no stranger to the club. He too worked with Keith here a couple of seasons ago and helped to keep the club in the division that season.”