We are delighted to share the news that fans' favourite Callum Stanton has re-signed for the club. Callum has been living and playing football in Dubai since September 2020. Stanton will be making the move to live in Guernsey and will be available for selection in the coming days.

Stanton is keen to quickly add to his 94 appearances and 13 clean sheets, "I can't wait to join up with the squad and help the team climb the table. I love the club and believe in the vision Tony has, and I am excited for what we can achieve in the next few seasons. I am looking forward to getting fully involved in island life. I loved my time with
the club when I was on loan, and always hoped one day I could move here."

The goalkeeper, who originally came on loan in 2017 from then Premier League side AFC Bournemouth, was recognised at the Guernsey FC End of Season Awards by his coaches who awarded him the 'Young Player of the Year' award. He then picked up the most votes from fans to win the 'Supporters' Player of the Year' trophy two years running. Stanton was named Bournemouth's young player of the year in 2016-17 after impressive form for the Premier League side's youth team. Callum has most recently been playing for Dubai City.

Even when Callum first departed our shores, he left the door open for a future return: "Guernsey is a brilliant club and leaving was a very tough decision," he said at the time.

"I absolutely love Guernsey, so you won't have seen the last of me. Hopefully I haven't put on a Guernsey shirt for the last time, and I hope that one day in the future I can return to reach 100 appearances and beyond,"

The news is a further boost to manager Tony Vance, following on from Jacob Fallaize's return from America and Tom Jackson re-signing after time playing in Spain. Stanton's arrival is especially timely for the club, as Josh Addison is unfortunately unavailable through a busy period in January due to work commitments, while Jordan Kelly has picked up a hamstring injury.

Tony said of Callum, "He is outstanding. You can see why he had a career in the pro game, and he simply should have been playing at a much higher level, but we were very fortunate to have him and the fact that he loved playing for us is a testament to the type of person that he is.

"He won us games and stopped us losing games. Having him here full time and involved with the training will be a massive plus. He will be a real asset."

Welcome back Callum.