Taylor-Fletcher signs permanent deal with Stanley

Former Blackpool man Gary Taylor-Fletcher has signed for Lancashire neighbours Accrington Stanley on a permanent deal until January.

Monday, 17th October 2016, 11:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 5:05 pm
Taylor-Fletcher in action against Blackpool

The 35-year-old had previously signed on non-contract terms but has now put pen to paper on a deal until January 2017.

The forward came off the bench during Saturday's game against Blackpool and was given an ovation by the away supporters.

“We felt we needed more attacking options,” said Accrington manager John Coleman.

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“Terry Gornell and Billy Kee are both carrying injuries and they are our main focal point.

“The rest of our attacking options are more number 10s and, although Gary may see himself in the number 10 role, he did really well at Chesterfield for us and I was impressed with him when he came on on Saturday against Blackpool.

“Gary knows the game, he can use the ball and he can chip in with goals. He has also settled in really easily so that helps.”

The former Huddersfield, Leicester and Lincoln striker Taylor-Fletcher said: “It’s been a whirlwind few weeks really but I have come in, played against Chesterfield and really enjoyed it.

“I have signed until January and that gives us both a chance to have a longer look at each other. It puts me in the shop window so if I do well, I get an extension here or I get a move to another club – but I am enjoying it here.

"They are a great bunch of lads and at my age, I want to be somewhere where I am enjoying it and playing and, if it’s here, that’s great.”