George Cantrill


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Defender Cantrill signed a loan deal from Sheffield United on Saturday 12th January 2019 before making his Lions debut in the draw at Chester on the same day.

Cantrill’s loan was then extended on 12th February 2019 until the end of the season just a few days after his first Lions goal in a 1-1 draw with Stockport County.

George has played in the Sheffield United Development Squad alongside current on loan goalkeeper Marcus Dewhurst.

The pair were among six scholars who signed professional contracts for The Blades in March 2018.

George’s move was made permanent on 1st July 2019 after he signed a one year contract, on signing the deal he said “I am really excited to be returning to Guiseley and I am happy to get my move all sorted before I go on holiday. The lads at Guiseley made it a great environment for me and I learned a lot from my first season in men’s football.

“The fans were brilliant and stuck with us to the very end and I am happy to be going to play in front of them again. I really trust the managers Marcus and Russ to help me improve my game. They were brilliant last season in giving me so much game time and I much appreciated that and want to re-pay them for having faith in me.”

Guiseley’s new signing George Cantrill says his time on loan with the Lions convinced him, he is making the right move after joining the side for the 19/20 season, the youngster told Tom Feaheny.

“I’m happy to get it sorted out and be back at Guiseley, I trust Russ and Marcus, I played a lot of games, I learnt a lot being here.

“The fans have been brilliant they stuck with us all the way through, now I hope we can kick on.

“I enjoyed being here and that game against Stockport County was a good one for me, those kind of performances is what we need.

“I learnt a lot playing mens football and I want to continue that journey here at Guiseley.”

On 10th July 2020 George signed a new contract to remain with The Lions for the 20/21 season, on his new deal he said “I couldn’t wait to sign a new contract with Guiseley and now I can’t wait for a new season to start. It is a pity the season ended early as I feel we could have got into the play-offs the way we were performing, especially with the way we played in the last game we played at King’s Lynn.”

“We look as if we will have a similar squad to last season so I think we can push on and aim for promotion. I believe we are capable of that and we will have as much of a chance as anyone else.”

On 19th April 2021 George signed a new contract with the club for the 2021/22 season, on signing his new deal he said: “I am really happy to sign a new contract with Guiseley and I can’t wait for a new season to start. It has been a real shame the way the last two seasons have ended early as I feel we could have made real progress as a team.”