The veteran defender/midfielder was the second most featured player last season after notching 45 appearances, 44 of which being starts. Howarth impressed in his debut season at Ings Lane starting out as a tough-to-beat full-back before moving into a central midfield role for the second half of the campaign. The former Farsley Celtic man also played his part in the final third recording two goals and two assists.
“It didn’t really feel like last season was my first year at Tadcaster” said Howarth.
“I was always made welcome by the fans, management and the players that Mikey & Si brought in. I felt as though it was always going to be work in progress having changed management and bringing in more or less a completely new squad. However I knew I could add something with my experience and versatility as a player.”
“It’s is a tough league and you haven’t got much time to make many mistakes but I always had confidence that we would get things right with the right people around. Building on last season we can only improve, with having a full season together and adding further quality to the squad it’s an exciting time to see what this season brings.”
Assistant manager Simon Collins understands the importance of having something of Howarth’s experience not just on the pitch but off it also. “We are pleased to retain the services of Howey again, he was great for us last year. He gave us a great balance when playing in both defence and midfield and his disciplined mentality is key at times.”
Welcome back, Howey!
Updated 15:19 - 17 Jul 2018 by Jay Taylor