Ryan Hope returns to Harrow Borough a better player after season away

Ryan Hope insists he has returned to Harrow Borough an improved player having re-joined the Ryman League Premier Division club after an impressive season with Slough Town in the Southern League Premier Division.

The former Watford youngster returns to the Earlsmead Stadium where he made 35 appearances, scoring four times and assisting 17, in the 2014/15 campaign as Steve Baker’s side finished 16th in the table.

The 20-year-old midfielder joined Slough that summer and played 36 times for the Rebels, scoring three goals and assisting a further 10, earning the Managers Young Player of the Season award.

Hope, who’s also had spells with National League sides Boreham Wood and Wealdstone, said:

“I’m delighted to have come back to Harrow Borough where I had a lot of good memories and experiences.

“Since I was last at the club my game has kicked on and I’m pleased with the progress I have made. I knew I needed to work on certain things in my game and I think my year away has made my game a lot better.

“The main factor for me to come back was to work with the staff and players again as I have a great relationship with them all and it’s a great environment to be in. I’ll be aiming to pick up from where I left off from my last time with Harrow to have another good and strong season with them.

“Personally, I’m targeting a minimum of ten goals and to continue my assist record of the past two years and to of course be a key figure in the team by playing week in week out.

“The club will want to finish higher then they did last year and have a right go and try to make a promotion push. Getting into the play-offs which would be brilliant.”