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Tomsett Signs for Coasters

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Conference North new boys AFC Fylde have announced the signing of Liam Tomsett.

Tomsett played the whole of last year at Hyde FC on loan from Sky Bet Championship side Blackpool and was one of the Tigers` star performers.

As soon as Coasters` boss Dave Challinor heard Tomsett had been released by the Seasiders, he spoke to his agent and was able to put a deal together and, despite having higher offers from other clubs, he has chosen to come to Fylde.

Challinor said: “I’m delighted that Liam has agreed to join us as he’s someone that was on our radar once we knew he wasn’t being kept on at Blackpool.

“He’s a young player who is a very good footballer and I’ve no doubt we can help him achieve his aim of getting back into professional football. He’s had experience of the Conference Premier with Hyde over the past two seasons and that will undoubtedly stand him in good stead as we prepare for our debut season in the Conference North. He’s been away so will be a little behind in terms of pre-season but I’m sure everyone is looking forward to seeing him in a Fylde shirt.”

Fylde chairman David Haythornthwaite said: “It’s great to have Liam on board with us. A lot of people have spoken extremely highly of Liam and we can`t wait to see him in a Fylde shirt, I’m sure the fans will be excited.”

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