Transfer: Kris Holt agrees to rejoin Colls

Midfielder Kristian Holt has agreed in principal to rejoin Atherton Collieries from NWCFL Premier Division side Runcorn Linnets. If paperwork is completed and submitted in time it is expected that he could make the squad for Monday night's match against Kendal Town. Holt, who originally left the club after a two year spell, joined Linnets last August. He went on to play a pivotal role in their campaign and has had a successful pre-season for the team from Runcorn. Living just two miles from the ground, it means Holt is now back playing for his local side with a group of players who he knows very well. "I'm really looking forward to returning to Colls and excited about the challenge that comes with playing in a higher league. Hopefully I can help the club progress over the course of the season," he explained. "I'm reunited with Cleggy and some of my mates who I have worked with since I was 16 years old." Clegg added to the sentiments that Holt mentioned and said, "I've coached Krissy since he was 16, so nobody needs to tell me what a good player he is. I believe in him more than anybody and I wasn't surprised to see him doing well at Linnets; I knew he would." "He comes back to us 40 games stronger, a year maturer and he is coming back to his home." "In an ideal world we didn't want Krissy to ever leave the club. Looking back it was probably a stubborn move from both us as he wanted to stay and we wanted him to stay. We were both stubborn and he obviously moved on." "It's a clean slate all around and he knows what we want from him. We look forward to seeing all the Holt family back at Colls on a matchday."  

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