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King's Lynn Town midfielder relishing a return to York City for National League North clash

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King’s Lynn Town’s Ryan Jarvis is relishing his first visit back to York City tomorrow after leaving the club four years ago.

The 33-year-old spent two seasons at Bootham Crescent, scoring the winning goal in the 90th minute of his debut during a 1–0 home victory over Northampton Town.

He was released by the Minstermen in May 2015 after registering eight goals in 43 appearances and having spent some time out on loan to Aldershot.

Ryan Jarvis salutes the fans at the final whistle. Picture: Tim Smith. (9699357)
Ryan Jarvis salutes the fans at the final whistle. Picture: Tim Smith. (9699357)

Reflecting on his time at the club, Jarvis said: “I had a good first season there and we reached the play-offs, so it will be nice to go back there again.

“It’s a shame that they are actually at this level as they were in League Two back then.

“They’ve dropped a couple of levels, which is disappointing for a club that size, but obviously they are rebuilding again.

“They are a strong team in this league and a massive club at this level and they get great support. It will be great to play there again and there are some lovely people behind the scenes too.”

Despite York still being unbeaten, the National League North clash holds no fears for the midfielder.

“They are doing well this season and you expect that, but we are really looking forward to it.

“We know it will be a very tough game, but the pressure will be on them being at home. We’ve got the belief that we can go there and upset them.

“It’s always nice to revisit some of the club’s that you’ve played at and York is a real lovely place.”

Jarvis, who holds coaching aspirations once he calls time on his playing career, admits he is learning under current boss Ian Culverhouse.

“I have a group of players that I coach throughout the week and obviously it is stupid of me to not take any tips from Ian because he is a fantastic coach and probably one of the best – if not the best – I have worked under to be honest.

“He shouldn’t be at this level.

“Obviously I want to keep him here, but he is fantastic and every time he is on the training pitch I am watching him, taking ideas.

“I’m taking sessions and listening to his team talks and his knowledge is great. He is fantastic.”

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