Harrogate Town striker Luke Armstrong joins Wrexham
Last updated Sep 1, 2023
Luke Armstrong, who scored 31 goals for Harrogate Town.
Luke Armstrong, who scored 31 goals for Harrogate Town.

Harrogate Town striker Luke Armstrong has signed for Wrexham.

The 27-year-old joined the League Two side on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee on transfer deadline day.

Armstrong, who scored 31 goals in 106 appearances for Town, was subject to a number of offers from clubs at the start of the season.

Harrogate reportedly asked for £500,000 for the striker, who made himself unavailable for the opening game at Doncaster Rovers due to multiple bids being made.

Town manager Simon Weaver said:

“We have reluctantly decided that Luke can go to another club.

“It has taken its time because we wanted to keep him, he’s been a great player for the club and we wanted to look after the club and get a good fee in and we’ve managed to do that, but we wish him well.

“He’s been fantastic and I’m glad for him that he’s got back to enjoying his football at Harrogate Town, in some ways it’s a feather in our cap that a player has enjoyed it so much and felt freed up.

“I think it’s a winning situation for him and for the club because we’ve got a really good fee.

“When a player says I want to go and my heart is elsewhere then you have to take it seriously and consider the affect it might have on the team and himself should it not go his way, so in the background we have been working really hard on bringing in centre forwards.”

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Armstrong will join Wrexham, who have been on the lookout for a replacement for star striker Paul Mullin after he suffered a collapsed lung and four broken ribs during the club’s USA pre-season tour.

Meanwhile, Harrogate made two deadline day signings.

Town signed forward Jeremy Sivi on loan from Championship side Middlesbrough and striker Josh March on a permanent deal from Stevenage.

March scored five goals for Harrogate during the 2020/21 season during a loan spell from then parent club Forest Green Rovers.