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Shot stopper Alex Cairns signs two year deal with the Club

25 May 2016

Keeper is the third signing of the day for the Cod Army

Former Rotherham United shot stopper Alex Cairns is the third player to sign for Fleetwood Town this afternoon on a two year contract.

Striker Aaron Holloway and goalkeeper Chris Neal both signed two year deals with the Club earlier today from Wycombe Wanderers and Port Vale respectively.

Cairns began his career with Leeds United and turned professional at Elland Road at the end of the 2010/11 campaign when he signed a one year deal.

He was sent out on loan to Stalybridge Celtic whilst with the Whites, and later joined Chesterfield on a permanent basis at the beginning of the 2015/16 season.

He failed to make an appearance for the Spireites, and teamed up with Neil Redfearn once more when he joined the Millers in January this year.

Cairns said: “I spoke to David Lucas the goalkeeping coach and he asked me if I’d like to come over and I jumped at the chance really.

“I came in and the training ground grabbed me straight away, it’s unbelievable. It makes you want to come in and train and it gets you excited.

“I then spoke to the manager and his staff and there’s a real buzz about the place. You can see what the chairman is trying to do here and hopefully I can be a part of that.

“There should be competition when you’re playing for a Club as ambitious as this. Every player gets better and better with competition and it’s only a good thing.

“Everything will be focused on my football now. I’ll be making sure I do everything properly and professionally and train to the best of my ability.

“I know exactly what the manager wants from me and what David Lucas wants as well. I’m going to  try my best to do the best I can for this Club.

“I can’t wait to start now. Ideally I’d like pre-season to start tomorrow if I could because I’ve been dying for his opportunity for a long time and I’m glad the manager has given me this opportunity.”

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