Jim returns to Raydale

After five seasons at Borough Park, goalkeeper Jim Atkinson has left the club and re-joined Scottish Lowland League outfit, Gretna 2008.

Jim signed for Reds in 2019 and eventually became the first choice ‘keeper after seeing off the challenge of Alex Mitchell. The following season, curtailed by the Pandemic, Jim played in most of the games with Isaac Robinson and Ben Ascroft deputising in a couple of matches.

Over the three most recent seasons, Jim became the first-choice custodian with Danny Eccles his understudy. During that time, he amassed 162 appearances, kept 59 clean sheets, saved 1 penalty and, notably, scored 1 goal.

He was named in the hypothetical NPL West ‘team of the year’ at the end of the ’21-22 campaign.

We thank Jim for his superb contribution over a successful period in the club’s history and wish him well at the next stage of his career.

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