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Long: I have unfinished business at Fleetwood Town

Striker Chris Long believes there is unfinished business at Fleetwood Town.

20 July 2018

Chris Long claims he has unfinished business at Highbury Stadium after putting pen-to-paper on a two-year-deal.

The striker – who enjoyed a successful loan spell at the club in 2016 – is looking forward to this new chapter at Fleetwood Town.

The 23-year-old fired six goals for the Cod Army before ending up in Bolton’s promotion winning side two years ago, and following his release from Premier League side Burnley this summer, he can’t wait to have a second chance of life on the Fylde coast.

"It's good to be back. I have some unfinished business here,” he said.

"I want to have a similar start to what I had last time I was here, and maybe even go one better. I want to kick-on and be ready when called upon by the manager.

"I believe I am coming back here more of a complete player and I whilst away I have experienced the highs and the lows in football. With me being 23-years old, it is all valuable experience.

"Last year when I played against Fleetwood, it was nice to see the lads who were here when I was and it's always nice to see them, and it will be good to play alongside them again.

"I just can't wait to get going and working hard on and off the field of play."

Long has worked with Head Coach Joey Barton before whilst the pair were at Burnley, and the ex-Claret told the club Barton's drive was one of the reasons he has come back.

"The manager's [Joey Barton] drive was one reason I have come back. He will help me improve my game even more, and it is also a club that is going on the right direction.

"I really want to be a part of that and see this club in the Championship, and I believe the gaffer is the right man to do that to be honest.

"You've got to earn your place in this team and that's why competition for places is very important.

"When you get the nod, you need to impress and get your goals on the pitch, however you need to crack on and work hard on and off the field of play."

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