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Getting to know our new striker, Devante Cole

22 January 2016

Devante Cole joined Town on Friday

Ahead of this weekend’s League One clash at home to Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town confirmed the signing of striker Devante Cole from Bradford City.

So what do we know about the former Manchester City man? Well here are a few facts to whet your appetite ahead of his Cod Army debut…

The striker is just 20-years of age, and will turn 21 on 10th May.

Devante started his career at Manchester City, working his way up the age groups at the Citizens.

He is the son of former Manchester United and England striker Andy Cole. His father is one of the greatest strikers to grace the Premier League.

Devante is capped at England youth level, representing the U16s, U17s, U18s and U19s.

In 2014, Devante had his first taste of first team football, joining Barnsley on loan. He made his professional debut against Coventry City, managed by now Fleetwood boss Steven Pressley.

The following game, Devante scored his first goal for Barnsley in a 4-1 home victory against Gillingham at Oakwell.

That season, Devante played for both Barnsley and MK Dons on loan. He scored 10 goals in 38 matches.

Cole played against Fleetwood Town twice last season, once for the Tykes and once for the Dons. Both games where played at Highbury Stadium, with Cole losing neither game.

In the summer, Cole joined Bradford City on a permanent contract and scored three times in his first four appearances for the Bantams. The only game he didn’t score in was coincidently against Fleetwood, again at Highbury Stadium, in a 1-1 draw.

Devante’s last appearance for Bradford City came on Tuesday night against Bury in the FA Cup.

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