BEN Garrity says committing his future to Warrington Town feels “like a weight off his shoulders.”

Yellows have pulled off a sizeable coup in tying the central midfielder to a two-year contract despite interest in him from full-time clubs.

> Massive coup for Warrington Town as Garrity signs new deal

Having been spotted playing for Liverpool amateur side Oyster AFC, the 21-year-old proved to be a superb find for Town boss Paul Carden as his all-action performances in the team’s engine room caught the eye.

His eye for goal also proved pivotal as he netted eight times in the 2018/19 campaign, including four in Town’s three play-off games as they came agonisingly close to promotion to the National League North.

With the majority of the squad still in place and weeks of speculation put to bed, Garrity believes Yellows have the tools to go one better in the coming season.

“It feels like a weight off my shoulders, to be honest,” he said.

“The fact pretty much everybody has stayed makes it 10 times better. I just know we’re going to have a strong squad no matter what.

“Coming back will be much easier. I know everyone’s strengths and weaknesses just like the lads know mine.

“I’m sure there will be more new signings to come but I don’t think it will be too hard to get used to them and how they play.

“We were unlucky not to be promoted last season so the main aim is to go that one step further this year, whether it’s by winning the league or through the play-offs.”

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With his performances catching the eye of several clubs higher up the footballing pyramid, it was widely expected that Garrity would make the transition to full-time football next season.

He makes no secret of his desire to eventually play professionally one day but says he is in no rush just yet.

“I wanted to go full time – if you speak to most players around my age and a bit older, they are prime targets to go into full-time football,” he said.

“I don’t want to be going to work every morning, I want to be earning my living playing football.

“I wanted it to happen but I know it’s not the end the world that it hasn’t.

“I’m only young and the chance could come round again in a year or two.

“I love it where I am at Warrington with the manager and the lads.

“The fans are great as well – it’s just a good environment to be in.

“It became a no-brainer in the end. There was nowhere else I wanted to go part-time.

“I would never go behind Cards’ back and leave, especially because he has given me the opportunity to come to this level and opened that door for me.

“He took a chance on me and I played near enough every league game.

“With that in mind, I owe the club a lot.”

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