Midfielder Layton Watts becomes Redcar’s newest summer addition.

Redcar Athletic are delighted to confirm the acquisition of Layton Watts ahead of the impending 2023/24 season.

The midfielder joins Gary Forster’s ranks following a successful spell at Newcastle Benfield, where he twice impressed from the opposite side of the field.

Layton Watts at Pacitto’s. (Photos: Ben Benoliel)

Layton began his career in Middlesbrough’s academy, making over 30 appearances across the youth setup, before opting to join the non-league pyramid with Sunderland RCA.

The 22-year-old brings a catalogue of experience to Athletic, from across the Northern League and beyond, and is a welcome fifth summer signing ahead of a tough campaign.

“I can’t wait to get started!” Watts admitted.

“When Gaz presented the vision he wanted to take the club, I couldn’t say no.

“I’ve seen first hand pre-season at the set up, and the plans, and I’m looking forward to be playing my part in it.”

Redcar Athletic manager Gary Forster shared the young midfielder’s enthusiasm, heaping praise on Layton and his potential.

“I’m delighted to capture the signature of Layton.

“He produced the best individual display I saw at Green Lane last year. He tore us apart in our home fixture against Benfield.

“This was obviously not a one off performance though, shown by the fact he was Benfield’s top goalscorer, and supporters’ player of the year last season.

“I can’t wait to see what he can produce at this club.”

Welcome the the Steelmen, Layton.


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