Thanks for the Fleetwood feelgood factor!

Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley with the Mayor of Wyre Councillor David Bannister, the Mayoress Mrs Glenice Bannister and the Championship Trophy.
Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley with the Mayor of Wyre Councillor David Bannister, the Mayoress Mrs Glenice Bannister and the Championship Trophy.
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The town’s title-winning football team was treated to a civic reception on Monday night in honour of reaching the Football League.

Players, management and the backroom staff from Fleetwood Town joined councillors at the Marine Hall to celebrate the historic promotion.

Wyre Mayor Coun David Bannister said the team had made the port proud.

He said: “You really have put the feelgood factor back into Fleetwood.”

Club stalwart Jamie Milligan said: “This is my seventh season at the club and I was here when were getting 100 fans, but when I signed the chairman told me that getting to the Football League was what he wanted and now we have done it.

“It’s great to get the recognition today with the civic reception and all the team are pleased with it and what it means to the whole town.”

Manager Mickey Mellon said: “It’s a really proud moment and the speeches today really summed up what it means to the people of Fleetwood.

“We’re absolutely delighted to give them a Football League club and hopefully they will cherish it.”

Now civic leaders are hoping the success of the club will be a key part of the momentum currently being felt in the town which is enjoying investment in areas such as the Marine Gardens.

Chairman of Fleetwood Town Council Alan Marsh said: “It’s the culmination of a lot of things going on this year. And with a little bit here, and a little bit there, gradually we are building a new image for Fleetwood.”