Stevenage FC fans’ favourite Joe Byrom rejoins Boro

PUBLISHED: 13:34 21 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:38 21 June 2018

Joel Byrom. Photo: Comet library

Joel Byrom. Photo: Comet library

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Stevenage has re-signed former favourite Joel Byrom after the midfielder was released by Mansfield Town last month.

Stevenage FC v Torquay FC League Two play off final at Old Trafford.
Joel ByromStevenage FC v Torquay FC League Two play off final at Old Trafford. Joel Byrom

The 31-year-old is back at the Lamex for his second spell after signing from Northwich Victoria for £15,000 in May 2009.

The return of the left-footed player will bring back happy memories for many Boro fans as the Oswaldthistls-born former England C international capped a memorable first season at the club by grabbing the second goal in the 2-0 victory against Kidderminster Harriers in a match that secured the club’s elevation into the football league.

Speaking at his unveiling on Thursday lunchtime he said: “I am absolutely delighted to re-join Stevenage.

“My time here was the most enjoyable in my career and I am eager to try and help the team recreate some of those superb memories once again.”

Joel Byrom of Stevenage is mobbed by team-mates after scoring
 -Tottenham Hotspur v Stevenage - FA Cup 5th Round replay - White Hart Lane, Tottenham - 7th March, 2012
© Kevin Coleman 2012Joel Byrom of Stevenage is mobbed by team-mates after scoring -Tottenham Hotspur v Stevenage - FA Cup 5th Round replay - White Hart Lane, Tottenham - 7th March, 2012 © Kevin Coleman 2012

Byrom also started Boro’s first-ever league match, the 2-2 draw with Macclesfield Town and played the whole match in the 1-0 victory over Torquay at Old Traffford as Boro sealed back-to-back promotions as they clinched promotion to League One.

The former Blackburn Rovers youth also scored against Spurs during the memorable FA Cup run in the 2011-12 season and featured in both legs of the play-off semi-final agianst Sheffield United as Boro slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat on aggregate.

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