League Two outfit swoop for ex-Town man Ryan Watson

Midfielder joins boyhood club after two seasons at Sixfields
Ryan Watson.Ryan Watson.
Ryan Watson.

Ryan Watson has signed for his boyhood club Tranmere Rovers on a two-year contract following his departure from the Cobblers

The 27-year-old midfielder, who scored nine goals in all competitions last season, could not agree a new deal at Sixfields after his contract expired at the end of last season.

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After weighing up his options, Watson has opted to move closer to home and sign with League Two side Tranmere, who lost out in the play-offs last season.

Rovers boss Micky Mellon said: “We have been working extremely hard to get this deal done. Ryan attracted interest from a number of clubs, but he only wanted to play for Tranmere.

“He is from New Brighton; he is a local lad, and his family are Tranmere Rovers supporters.

“It is a brilliant that we are bringing more local lads back to the club with the quality Ryan possesses.

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“He is a very talented player, and everyone can see that by just looking at his stats and he can only make us better as a team.

“He has real energy and a desire to score goals. The added bonus that Ryan is a Tranmere man made the deal a no brainer.

“At the end of the day, if I could have 11 Tranmere fans playing for this club, how good would that be? So, when the opportunity presented itself to get a boy who grew up as a Tranmere fan, with the talent he has, it is a brilliant signing.

“When I spoke to Ryan, I felt both his and his family’s passion for the club. I can’t wait for his family to see him play for Tranmere.”