Fleetwood Town are delighted to announce the signing of Josh Earl from Preston North End on a two-year deal, with the club holding an option for a further year.
The six-foot-four left-footed defender, who initially joined the Lilywhites at the age of nine, worked his way through the academy and featured 67 times in the Sky Bet Championship for the first team, with 29 of those games coming in the 2021/22 season.
23-year-old Earl has experience at Sky Bet League One level as he has featured for Bolton Wanderers, Ipswich Town, and Burton Albion during loan spells from North End.
Scott Brown, Town’s Head Coach, said on the signing: “Josh is a player that we’ve been looking at since the day we first arrived at the football club and we’ve finally managed to get the deal over the line, which is great to see. The Chairman and the backroom staff are delighted to get the deal done as he is an individual with great experience in the Championship.
“When he plays in League One with us, we’re wanting him to lead by example and show the qualities that we all know he’s got. He’s a left-footed centre-back who wants to push forwards and likes to be aggressive in the air and we’re all ready to work together to push on ahead of the new season.”
Welcome to Fleetwood, Josh!
Make sure you are in the stands to watch Josh and the Cods during the 2022/23 Sky Bet League One season by getting your very own Onward Card. Adult tickets start at just £14.17 a month and Under-16s from just £1.92 a month.
Details on this season's cards are HERE.