Chester FC: New signing Harry White bids to keep up fine goalscoring record


Charlie Croasdale

HARRY WHITE wants to convert his fine scoring record against Chester into goals for his new club next season.

The centre-forward became Jon McCarthy’s first summer signing last week after he penned a one-year deal with the Blues, joining from Solihull Moors who have allowed White to end his contract a year early and waived any transfer fee.

The 22-year-old was a firm favourite amongst Moors’ supporters having established himself last season with 12 goals, topping their scoring charts, including goals in both back-to-back victories against Chester over the festive period, winning 3-2 at home before registering a 3-0 victory on the road at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.

That took the former Barnsley, Boreham Wood and Kidderminster striker’s record to four goals in four appearances against the Blues, and insists his sole focus is finding the net with Chester.

“It’s going to be a great club to be at and I can’t wait to get going even though the season has only just finished,” said White, who was joined at the club by fellow forward Nyall Bell last week.

“I think it’s four in four against Chester, it’s a club I’ve always managed to score against! It’s a good record that I’m happy with but I’m ready to start scoring on the Chester side now.

“I’ve always looked at Chester as a club I’d like to play for, it’s a big club with a good fanbase and I was ready to move on in my career.”

White’s release from Solihull came as a surprise but he revealed a switch from full-time to part-time training at the West Midlands club prompted him to ask boss Liam McDonald for a switch.

“The training at Solihull has gone part-time, I felt like I needed to get into some better training in order to progress, and be in more hours of the week and to have a higher intensity,” he explained.

“Speaking to Jon, who I’ve really got on with, that was something he stressed and I’m ready to get on with things now.

“I’ve spoken to Jon and through my agent and he indicated he was keen and I was keen to get it done straight away.

“I’m a very ambitious player, I’ve always worked hard to play at as a higher level as I possibly can do and I feel Chester is a great club to try and get that off to a good start.

“It’s a great crowd here, they are a proud club and I like playing in front of bigger crowds, that spurs me on to work harder and play better so I’m really looking forward to that.”

White, who bagged 12 goals last season, could be used in the number 10 role or as a striker next season but insists one characteristic of his game that Chester fans will soon get used to is his unwavering work ethic.

“I can play in the hole or as a striker. I’m renowned for always working hard, growing up people always knew I liked to worked hard in games,” he added.

“I do like to drop into the hole and get it into feet but equally I like to get in behind and spin in behind the channels. Either way I just like to put the ball in the back of the net.

“It’s a fresh start for me. I know a few of the lads from playing against them but I don’t know anyone personally, there’s no personal connections there.”

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