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Ashley Hunter

Forward


Biography

Date of birth

29/09/1995

Signed

05/01/2015

Country

England

Young striker Ashley Hunter signed for Fleetwood Town in January 2014 from non-league side Ilkeston.

Hunter started playing football under his Dad’s management until he was picked up by Derby County at an early age.

The striker stayed at Derby County until the age of 14 and had spells at Aston Villa and Barnsley before making a more permanent move to become a scholar at Burton Albion shortly after.

Hunter almost gave up on football after being released by the Brewers but thanks to his Mum, he was invited to a trial match at Ilkeston. In his trial match, he scored four goals in 45 minutes from the centre of midfield and signed a contract soon after.

After eight games and five goals, he was scouted out by Fleetwood Town and signed in January 2015. The forward joined Town's Development Squad shortly after and after a series of impressive performances, he was given a chance in the first-team.

His debut was a 1-1 draw against Peterborough United at Highbury Stadium in February 2015 and scored his first goal in a 4-0 win against Yeovil Town that April. Since then, he has kept his spot up-front.