The pull of playing in front of Scarborough Athletic’s exuberant fans made up Jordan Porter’s mind about a move to Queensgate.
Porter had been approached by a number of clubs following his release from FA Trophy winners Halifax Town, but after a chat with boss Steve Kittrick, there was only one destination in his mind.
That decision was made easier by watching what the Boro supporters can produce in two games that he has attended over the past few seasons.
“I was at Scarborough’s cup final against Marine and the fans were unbelievable,” he said.
“It wasn’t the best of seasons for the club, but the fans wanted it, which is just what you want as a player.
“I was also on the bench for Brighouse a few seasons ago in the NCEL Premier title decider.
“Scarborough took about 800 fans on that day, which made the atmosphere unbelievable.
“You don’t forget experiences like that, you remember the loyal supporters and how they were the 12th man for Scarborough.
“That came as a massive attraction for me and was one of the big reasons I joined the club.”
Porter was mulling over offers from Spennymoor, Gainsborough, Matlock and a number of others when former Boro keeper Matt Glennon got in touch.
He added: “Matt gave me a call and told me that he had recommended me to Scarborough.
“He said that I needed to be playing regular football at a good club and that is exactly what Scarborough is.
“I had heard about the manager Steve Kittrick and that he was very well respected in non-league football.
“Steve got in touch, enticed me to Scarborough with the ambition, the size of the club and also the fanbase. It was a no-brainer.”
Porter is now hoping to make his mark at Boro, as well as making the number one spot his own.
“I wasn’t playing a lot last year, which was frustrating, I want to play in every game this season,” Porter added.
“Ideally I want to be playing higher, but I think I can do that with Scarborough.
“We can achieve what we want to achieve at this club, there are good times ahead of us.”