Boro snap up ex-Whitby keeper Whitley on loan from York

Goalkeeper Ryan Whitley has joined Scarborough Athletic on loan from National League North club York City.

Saturday, 19th September 2020, 8:59 am
Updated Saturday, 19th September 2020, 9:16 am
Ryan Whitley in action for York against Whitby earlier this month PHOTO BY BRIAN MURFIELD

Goalkeeper Ryan Whitley has joined Scarborough Athletic on loan from National League North club York City.

In a deal initially until Christmas, the young gloveman will link up with Darren Kelly's men for today's NPL Premier opener at Atherton.

Whitley enjoyed a promising loan spell with Boro's east coast rivals Whitby Town a couple of years ago and Kelly is delighted to have brought him into the Flamingo Land Stadium.

"Ryan is a hugely promising young goalkeeper who I know very well as myself and Michael Ingham brought him into the York City academy a number of years ago," said Kelly.

"He is a very good young goalkeeper who will strengthen us a great deal.

"Goalkeeper is a hugely important position for any side and I always like to build a strong side from back to front, so getting Ryan through the door is a great boost for us."