FC Halifax Town: Defender Hanson joins Shaymen on permanent deal

Defender Jacob Hanson has joined FC Halifax Town on a permanent deal following a successful loan spell from Bradford City.

Jacob Hanson, FC Halifax Town v Harrogate Town at the Shay, Halifax

The right-back has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at The Shay after making a big impression in his 29 appearances so far this season.

The 21-year-old initially joined Halifax on loan last season, but injuries restricted him to very few appearances.

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However, he has been in superb form for Town this campaign, and becomes the club’s second signing in less than a week after striker Scott Quigley joined Halifax on loan from Blackpool for the rest of the season.

Town boss Jamie Fullarton said: “We’re pleased to secure Jacob on a permanent contract.

“It‘s been evident and clear during his loan spell with us that Jacob has made great progress and made a telling contribution on the pitch which we look forward to continuing over the next two and a half years as we look to develop him further.”