Former Hull City youth defender joins the Steelmen on a short-term loan.

Redcar Athletic are delighted to announce that a deal has been agreed with Whitby Town to sign Lewis Ritson on a one month loan.

The central defender started out within the youth ranks of Hull City, captaining their Under-23’s side before his release at the end of the 2019/20 campaign. He then impressed on trial for Whitby in pre-season, leading to the The Seasiders acquiring his services on a permanent deal in September 2020.

The 25-year-old has garnered experience within the non-league period following loan spells with Blyth Spartans and Hebburn Town and joins the Steelmen to bolster Gary Forster’s options at the back.

We would to thank Whitby Town for their help in getting the deal done and we’d also like to welcome Lewis to TS10!

Photo credit: Whitby Town FC


The December period gets underway for the Steelmen on December 9th, with Crook Town visiting Green Lane as part of a festive treble.

Further details will be posted closer to the date of the game, but we implore any football fan looking for their football fix in the chill of the sea breeze to get down to Green Lane this month and back Gary Forster’s side in the final chapter of 2023.

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