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Matty Virtue becomes Town's first signing of the summer!

31 May 2024

Club News

Matty Virtue becomes Town's first signing of the summer!

31 May 2024

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Fleetwood Town are delighted to announce the signing of midfielder Matty Virtue on a two-year contract.

Virtue, who will join the Cods upon the expiry of his Blackpool contract, becomes Fleetwood's first signing under the new ownership, and Town's first signing of the summer.

The midfielder has spent most of his playing career only a short journey down the Fylde Coast at Bloomfield Road after joining them on a permanent basis from Liverpool back in 2019.

He was captain of Liverpool's Under-23s in what was a positive development for Virtue - where he scored 12 goals in 50 appearances from midfield in Premier League 2.


The Epsom-born man's first taste of senior football came for Notts County on loan from the Premier League giants, which saw him play 15 times, and help guide the Magpies into the Sky Bet League Two play-offs.

The 27-year-old then went onto sign for Blackpool on a permanent basis in January 2019 and his first goal in professional football came against Accrington Stanley in March 2019.

A loan spell at Lincoln City in 2022 followed, helping Virtue's progression where he played 36 times for the Imps. Virtue returned to Blackpool and played 34 times in all competitions last campaign for the Seasiders.

The midfielder joins the Cods with a successful play-off campaign under his belt, and with his natural leadership qualities, he is focused on helping as much as he can on and off the pitch in what is an exciting new era at Town following the announcement of the new ownership.

Welcome to the Cods, Matty!

Come and watch Matty, and the squad this season by getting your very own Onward Card! To get yours, sign up online HERE, or call into the Club Shop at Highbury before 5pm to secure your seat for the 2024/25 campaign!

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