It’s a double boost for Harrogate Town as they followed up the announcement of a brand new signing with a victory away at Exeter City.

Town revealed Edward Francis would be joining their ranks, a 21-year-old ex-Wolves midfielder, before beating high-flying Exeter City 2-1 to climb to 17th in the League Two table.

The club’s newest arrival helped Wolves achieve promotion to the PL2 Division One in the spring of 2019 and featured on the first-team’s pre-season tour of China.

Francis took to social media following the club’s victory last night:

Able to play across the back four and in holding midfield, Francis came off the bench to replace captain Josh Falkingham with half an hour to go at St James Park.

And the club’s new signing spoke about joining up with the League Two newboys prior to kick off:

“I was very happy when I heard the option to come here came about. I trained last week with the group and seeing the standard and quality of the lads, I think this move will suit me. I’m very excited and raring to go.”

“I like to play as holding midfielder and get on the ball as I’m quite a technical player. I like to get the team playing and hopefully can contribute some goals and assists.”

Signed by Wolves in January 2019 for an undisclosed fee, Francis was loaned out to Europe again, this time to Swiss side Grasshoppers Zurich.

Francis has experience of international football too having represented England from U16 to U19 level.

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