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Pilley: It has been a great day for Fleetwood Town

20 April 2016

Sir Alex Ferguson opened the new Poolfoot Farm complex

Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley admitted it had been a fantastic day for the Club after Sir Alex Ferguson officially opened the Poolfoot Farm training ground.

Ferguson was shown around the first class facilities by Pilley and Chief Executive Steve Curwood, and met a number of supporters who had come along to the event.

The Scotsman cut the ribbon on the new facility at lunchtime before answering questions from the large media presence in attendance.

Pilley said: “I think it’s been a fantastic day for the Club. Sir Alex Ferguson was superb and he was genuinely wowed by how wonderful the facility is.

“It was a first class event and a great honour for us as a Club to have somebody who is a true footballing legend to come along and cut the ribbon.

“He’s a proper footballing man and is very down to earth. We’ll certainly take his constructive criticism and the pointers he gave us on board.

“I’m hopeful the masses of people who came along to get his autograph or to just capture a glimpse will be telling everybody what a great facility we have.

“It’s primarily football based here but there’s a lot more happening such as allotments and a children’s park going in, and we now have a great bar and restaurant too.”

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