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Club complete signing of young attacker Harvey Saunders

Non-league strike joins Cod Army on two-and-a-half-year deal

16 January 2019

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Fleetwood Town are pleased to announce the signing of attacker Harvey Saunders from Darlington for an undisclosed fee.

As part of the deal, Saunders will return to Darlington for the remainder of the 2018/19 season, after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the club on Wednesday morning.

The 21-year-old made his debut for the National League North side in January 2017, and scored his first goal for the club two months later against Worcester City.

Saunders has started 25 matches this campaign, scoring 11 goals, building a reputation - no thanks to his lightning pace and cool finishing - meaning the club acted quickly to secure his signature.

Head coach Joey Barton said on the deal: “We are delighted to welcome Harvey to our football club.

“Given the history the club has with signing non-league players, this is a very exciting transfer for all parties.

“Harvey will return to Darlington for the rest of the season which allows him to continue his development, before returning to join us in pre-season.”

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