Sleaford Town have managed to reclaim Will Rawdon, who played for them last year on loan from Lincoln City youth team before heading to Sweden to play for IFK Holmsund.
The 18-year-old left back will return to the team from October 28, just in time for Town’s match against Holbeach and his former Town boss Glen Maddison - who also tried to get the youngster to play for them.
Current town manager Kris Jones said he’d been keeping an eye on Rawdon for a while and leapt at the chance to re-sign him during the Swedish closed season - beating off offers from other clubs including Eastwood Town.
He said he had told the player he would be playing regularly and it was hoped that when Rawdon took one of two pro-offers he’s been given in March he would go back a better player.
Jones saw him shoring up the defence.
He said: “He’s got fantastic distribution and he’s brilliant defensively and going forward as well.”
Rawdon comes from a team which saw Vinnie Jones play for them in 1986 and the town manager said the future looked as good for the youngster - adding he didn’t have the same playstyle fortunately.
He said: “He’s an 18-year-old lad who’s already playing pro football. I can see him playing football for the rest of his career.”