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Catching up with... Gareth Seddon

21 September 2016

Club News

Catching up with... Gareth Seddon

21 September 2016

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Former Town striker Gareth Seddon caught up with the Club after a recent visit to Poolfoot Farm...

Gareth Seddon’s career has changed a lot since he left Fleetwood Town in the summer of 2012, with the model turned TV star now venturing into a new career in football.


The 36 year-old visited the Club’s Poolfoot Farm training ground on Tuesday to watch the Development Squad triumph over Wigan Athletic 2-0. The former Cod Army striker was watching as part of his work for his own sports management company.


“Everyone thinks about what they are going to do after football, so I’ve started a sports management business, so basically I’m working as a football agent,” said Seddon, who scored 26 goals in his three years at the Club.


“It’s been good, and a bit of a change for me personally. You discover what it is to become an agent. I’m still passionate about the game and always want to be part of it.”


The ex-Bury and FC Halifax Town front man is now known nationally for his career at Salford City, under the ownership of former Manchester United stars Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt and the subsequent documentary that was shown on the BBC.


“Well, as we all know I joined Salford City and then not long after joining they told us they were going to make the documentary.

“They told us they were going to focus on a few characters in the dressing room and I got picked out, not that I know why!”


Seddon has been impressed with the work the Club has done off the field too, as well as praising the solid start to the season by Uwe Rosler’s side in Sky Bet League One.


“The facilities here are amazing and I only wish I was still here.


The players have got everything they need. It is now like a Premier league club. I know Andy (Pilley) has put a lot into this club to give everyone from the first team to the academy gets a chance.


“It was disappointing on Saturday because you’ve played the big teams like Charlton who will be up there and they’ve performed really well. Hopefully they can get back to winning ways on Saturday.”

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