Salford City FC have announced that Ash Hunter has returned to the Peninsula Stadium on a two-year contract.
The 24-year-old joined the Ammies in January this year on a loan deal from Fleetwood Town, and has now made the permanent switch from Highbury Stadium for an undisclosed fee.
The winger scored 5 goals in 11 appearances for Salford, four in the last three games before the SkyBet League Two season was cut short due to COVID-19, quickly making him a fan favourite at the Peninsula.
In his first interview with the Ammies since rejoining, Hunter said: “As soon as the season ended, I spoke to the manager about potentially coming back. He asked me what my thoughts were and I said I’d love to!
“It was nice to come in and get regular football again and hopefully I can pick up where I left off last season.”
And with Salford on a good run before the season was curtailed, Hunter wants to help bring that form into next year and hopefully lift silverware with the club.
Hunter added: “We had a few good results and if the season had carried on it could have been play-offs. But we go again next year, and hopefully get promotion.
“Speaking with the gaffer, the expectation is to get promoted and that’s obviously why I’ve came – to win trophies and be up there.”
And Salford manager, Graham Alexander, is pleased to have Hunter under his wing again: “I’m delighted to get Ash on board, everyone saw the impact he made after coming in on loan last season.
“He’s a player I know well, this is the second time I’ve signed him now after signing him as a teenager at Fleetwood. He’s a proven League One performer and goalscorer and we can’t wait to see him continue to show that ability for us at Salford.”
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