The title-winning fullback agrees terms at Green Lane.

Redcar Athletic are delighted to announce the signing of experienced fullback, James Risbrough, from Bishop Auckland.

The 31-year-old becomes the Steelmen’s fourth addition of the 2024/25 season, reuniting with former boss Carl Jarrett after ten years.

Hailing from nearby Stockton-on-Tees, James’ illustrious career goes far beyond the borders of Teesside, offering both a vast wealth of experience, and success. 

Beginning his career with the Anchors, further spells at Spennymoor Town and Marske United prefaced a venture into the professional game in Sweden, Ytterhogdals and Ottersund both acquiring his services across a two-year period.

Upon returning to the UK, James clocked up a number of top local clubs, Stockton Town, Guisborough Town, Whitby Town and Bishop Auckland to name just a few.

A tall, agile, and aggressive fullback, with an eye for goal, the 31-year-old arrives at Green Lane with the Northern League title in hand, keen to go that extra mile to repeat such success as a Redcar man.

The Steelmen’s fourth addition of a busy summer transfer window, Carl Jarrett proved delighted to see James Risbrough finally pull on the red and navy.

“James is a class act, on and off the pitch.” The First Team boss assured.

“I have worked with him before, and I know what I can get from him.

“He will be absolutely vital to us this season.”

Welcome to Green Lane, James.


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