AFC Fylde manager reunites with one of his former Chesterfield players
AFC Fylde have announced another summer arrival with the signing of Joe Rowley.
Rowley has agreed a one-year deal at Mill Farm with the club having the option to extend it by a further 12 months.
The 23-year-old becomes the second player to join Fylde in the close season, following on from the arrival of Connor Barrett.
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Rowley told the club website: “I’m absolutely buzzing. When I got the call off the gaffer, it was an easy decision for me.
“The best thing for me right now is a fresh start, and I can’t wait to get going and play for Fylde and show the fans what I can do.”
Rowley made his debut for Chesterfield as a 17-year-old, making seven appearances in their League One campaign of 2016/17.
That ended in relegation, as did the following campaign when Rowley featured in 32 league and cup matches for the Spireites.
Four years in the National League brought an England C call-up, as well as a loan move to Kings Lynn Town in the early part of last season.
Rowe added: “Joe is obviously a player that I know very well.
“He was unlucky not to have featured more predominantly under my management in the past two seasons, after unfortunately suffering a few badly-timed injuries.
“He knows he will get a plan here and specific coaching to further develop his game.
“It is purely about fulfilling his undoubted potential here at AFC Fylde.”