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Recap on a busy summer transfer window

31 August 2017

The summer transfer window is now shut, and Fleetwood Town have brought in seven new faces to Uwe Rosler’s first team squad.

Midfielder Kyle Dempsey was the first player to put pen to paper, after a successful loan spell with the club last season, joining from Premier League side Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.

20-year-old defender Harvey Rodgers was the next to join, following the expiration of his contract at Hull City. The central defender spent time on loan at Accrington Stanley in the 2016/17 season.

Conor McAleny became the third signing of the summer, joining from Premier League side Everton after a series of impressive loan spells at Cardiff City, Wigan Athletic and Oxford United. McAleny scored twice on his Cod Army debut on the opening day of the season against Rotherham United.

Rosler turned to his former club Leeds United for his next signing, bringing in right-back Lewie Coyle on a season-long loan deal. Coyle – who was a former captain for the Whites’ under 21’s team – has been ever present since making his debut against the Miller on the opening weekend.

22-year-old striker Jordy Hiwula was next to join on loan, arriving at the club from Huddersfield Town for the full 2017/18 season. Hiwula was part of the Bradford City side that beat the Cod Army in last season’s league one playoffs.

Brisbane-born midfielder Aiden O’Neill became the sixth signing, penning a one-year loan deal from Premier League side Burnley. O’Neill had experience playing at the top level for the Clarets last season.

Town’s final capture of the window was exactly two weeks before the window shut, bringing in Baily Cargill from Premier League side AFC Bournemouth. A left-footed centre half – Cargill featured for the Cherries in their draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford last season.

Michael Donohue, Harrison Biggins and Luke Higham all signed for the club’s development squad.

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