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Swedish international Nilsson joins Cod Army

3 February 2016

Defender joins Fleetwood Town FC

Fleetwood Town FC have completed the signing of Swedish international centre back Marcus Nilsson, subject to international clearance.

The 27-year-old, who has previously played for Helsingborgs IF, FC Utrecht and Kalmar FF, will bring a wealth of experience to the squad having played at numerous age levels for his native Sweden. In 2011, Marcus joined Dutch top flight side FC Utrecht from Helsingborgs for one million euros.

Pleased with the Cod Army’s new recruit, manager Steven Pressley said: “It is an area that we have wanted to strengthen. I have spoken about it in the last few weeks that we are a wee bit short in the centre half position.

“Gretar brought Marcus to our attention and we did a lot of research on the player. He has a really good pedigree and he comes with the right experience and the right age.

“He will be a good acquisition to the group. He may take a week to ten days to get up to speed as his season in Sweden finished last November.

“We have completed all of our physical tests prior to the signing of his contract and we are really happy with his levels of fitness.

“We hope that Marcus will make a good impression.”

Nilsson linked up with his new team mates for the first time on Wednesday morning and he was impressed with the set up at his new Club.

Speaking to the Club website for the first time, Nilsson is relishing his first taste of English football.

“The move happened very fast and I am delighted to be here. The season in Sweden ended in November so I've been training on my own for two months.

"I've been training really hard because I wanted to get a chance to get abroad. What I need is football training now; to get fit and to get the timing right and everything like that.

"I always liked English football. I'm looking forward to coming here and working hard.

"I've been abroad before, it taught me a lot. I'm happy to come here and give it my all."

"I played for the young international teams, at under-21 and I have one cap for Sweden in South Africa.”




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