We are delighted to announce the signing of defender Jack Leckie on a season-long loan from Championship side Hull City!

The central defender, who played for the Celts and impressed in the pre-season match against York City at The Citadel, moves to West Yorkshire on loan for the season and immediately features for Clayton Donaldson’s side in tonight’s clash with South Shields.

The 20-year-old has featured prominently in Hull City’s U18 side, playing 23 times in the U18 Premier League as well as amassing two appearances in the FA Youth Cup.

Chairman Paul Barthorpe commented on the arrival of Jack, saying:

“Jack played for us in pre-season against York and played very well and we looked to take him on loan then, unfortunately injury prevented this and now Jack is back to full fitness we are pleased to have him back for the season.

“Once again we have looked to the higher end of the league structure to obtain our loans, and have again looked to secure a long term loan as opposed to short term deals. We believe this gives us a better quality of player, and helps create stability and build team rapport as opposed to the shorter term option.”

Director of Football Pav Singh also shared his thoughts: “Jack is a talented young player with both pace and power and given the injuries and suspensions we have in defence will be a good long term option for us.

“He played well for us in pre-season and is highly regarded by his parent club and our scouting network.”

Welcome to Farsley, Jack!