Carver coup for Coasters

Challinor - got his man
Challinor - got his man
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AFC Fylde were set to include new loan signing Marcus Carver in their squad for Saturday’s clash away to Stafford Rangers in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League.

The Accrington Stanley striker has just completed a similar loan spell with Conference North club Barrow, who had wanted to keep him, but have been foiled by the Coasters.

Manager Dave Challinor has been on the trail of Carver for some time.

He said: “I have tried to get him on numerous occasions over the last couple of years.

“He left Accrington on loan to join Marine, where he scored a lot of goals at the start of the season.

“He has also had loan spells at Halifax and Barrow, and I think he will be a brilliant addition to our squad.

“Our big aim has always been to get Marcus - we have done all the paperwork, which was sent off to the Football League and the FA and we are waiting for confirmation.

“Providing there are no last minute glitches, he will be in the squad for the Stafford game.”

Carer finished his loan spell at Barrow by scoring a brace in the 2-1 FA Trophy win at Chester.

The 20-year-old Carver has played for Accrington’s first team and last season he scored in the 2-1 win over Middlesbrough in the League Cup.