Fleetwood Town sign Peers

FLEETWOOD Town have raided last season's Unibond League title rivals Witton Albion for the second time in a fortnight to bolster their playing strength ahead of the 2008/9 Blue Square North campaign, writes MIKE YOUNG.

Lively winger Mark Peers last night agreed to sign from the Northwich club for an undisclosed fee to bring Fleetwood's party of newcomers to five.

He follows his team-mate of the last two seasons Adam Warlow, who was the Unibond's leading scorer last term when Fleetwood pipped Witton for the title on the final day.

The club say that terms have been agreed with the 22-year-old Merseysider and the formalities will be completed in the next couple of days.

Peers made more than 100 appearances for Witton and last season grabbed 17 goals.

Fleetwood manager Tony Greenwood said: "Mark is a hugely exciting signing and yet again we have shown that we don't intend merely making up the numbers in the Blue Square North.

"Like Adam, he impressed us last season. He can play on either flank and scored freely from wide positions.

"We want a cutting edge on either flank and that's what we look like having.

"Experienced Colin Potts, who was with us at the end of last season, is training with us and getting fit.

"After losing Jerome Watt and Richie Allen, we needed to replace on the wings. Mark will give a good supply to the forwards.

Greenwood added: "We had tracked Mark all summer. It has been a drawn-out process."

Greenwood confirmed that his search for new faces hasn't ended with the capture of Peers, Warlow, Farrell Kilbane, Kevin Leadbetter and Simon Garner.

Peers started out as a junior with Liverpool. After being released five years ago, he had a spell in the Scottish League with Raith Rovers, scoring on his debut. He moved on to Vauxhall Motors and had further spells at Prescot Cables, Leigh RMI and Southport.