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Weston-super-Mare AFC are delighted to announce that goalkeeper Max Harris has returned on a season-long loan deal from Cheltenham Town after playing a pivotal role in our previous campaign.

The young shot-stopper joined for his first spell last October and went on to become a big hit with the Seagulls supporters on the terraces, his outstanding performances playing a part in propelling the club up the table and into the play-off places come the end of the season.

Max made 33 appearances across all competitions and conceded just 31 goals while guarding the Weston net, keeping 12 clean sheets along the way.

This pre-season for Cheltenham, the keeper has appeared in five friendlies for the Robins and kept four clean sheets, including against full-strength Bristol City and Birmingham City sides.

On securing Max for the forthcoming season, Manager Scott Bartlett said:

We are pleased to be able to bring Max back to the club and thank Mickey Moore and Wade (Elliott) at Cheltenham for allowing us to do so.

“Competition for places drives standards, gives options, cover and balance to a squad.

“We are working hard behind the scenes to makes sure we are covered all over the pitch, the goalkeeping position is no different in that respect”.

Max said:

I’m really excited to be coming back and kickstarting the new season.

“I’m looking forward to seeing some familiar faces again.

“The gaffer has been brilliant, jumped through hoops and been very patient to get me through the door, something I’m very grateful for.

“Obviously the way last season finished was tough to take and I’m sure the group will use that as motivation to kick on again for the coming season”.

We are delighted that Max has returned to The Optima for the season and we thank Cheltenham Town for their co-operation throughout the deal.

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