White joins Harrogate Town from Boston United

Harrogate Town

Harrogate Town have confirmed they have signed Alan White after the experienced central defender left Blue Square Bet North rivals Boston United.

The former Notts County, Colchester and Luton centre-half had been travelling from his Darlington home to play for the Pilgrims on a non-contract basis.

He informed co-managers Lee Canoville and Jason Lee of his decision before Boston's 2-1 defeat by Guiseley.

The 35-year-old made 16 appearances in his second spell with the Pilgrims.

He told BBC Lincolnshire: "It's not an easy decision because I've really enjoyed it at Boston, but it's 160 miles there and 160 miles back home and I was missing the odd training session because of travel and the weather.

"Hopefully the fans at Boston can appreciate that it was difficult to keep travelling that distance. It's purely a practical decision."

Meanwhile Harrogate Town have also signed 19 year-old defender-midfielder from what the club describes as "local football".