Needing little introduction, vastly experienced midfielder Ricky Holmes is back in Farnborough for another season.
Having joined Boro in August 2021, the popular 36-year-old has extended his stay in Hampshire as The Yellows embark on a second consecutive season in The Vanarama National League South.
Ricky took on the dual role of Player-Coach from the 2022/23 season onwards, and usually deployed as a winger or striker, he is well known throughout The Football League, predominantly for his time with Barnet, Portsmouth, Northampton Town, Charlton Athletic, Sheffield United and most recently Southend United.
The experienced attacker has made around 300 appearances just outside of England’s top flight, scoring well over 100 goals during that time.
Manager Spencer Day explained: “Well that came from almost nowhere!
“I never closed the door, but Ricky wanted to come back and focus on coaching as he also has started his badges.
“Not to say he won’t play and we all want that, but there is no doubt it’s great he’s chosen to come back against far stronger financial offers and that again shows what a great position we’re in at the club.”
Ricky elaborated on why he wanted to return to Hampshire so soon: “Unfinished business!
“What we set off over the last two seasons was unbelievable; successful and I just felt I was going to be missing in football.
“So, I just decided to come back to a Club I’ve got so much respect for; the people, the fans and the team they’re getting together. Hopefully it will be another successful season.”