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Alex Cairns




Date of birth



183 cm





Former Rotherham United shot stopper Alex Cairns signed for Fleetwood Town on a two year contract ahead of the 2016/17 season.

Cairns began his career in the Leeds United youth academy before breaking through to the first team in 2010/11, as the backup for Paul Rachubka. He made his debut for the club after coming off the bench in a loss to Blackpool.

After that, Cairns would spend time at both Barrow and Stalybridge Celtic respectively. He quickly got his debut at Stalybridge, in a 1-1 draw against Gainsborough Trinity, and kept his first clean sheet later that week.

Doncaster-born Cairns then made a permanent move to Chesterfield but headed over to Rotherham United in the January 2016.

Cairns signed for Fleetwood that summer and he enjoyed a brilliant first season. He came into the side kept 20 clean sheets in his first 31 matches, helping the Cod Army finish fourth in League One in 2016/17 season.

The Fleetwood’s goalkeeper later found himself trending on Twitter after pulling off a triple save against Northampton helping his side to a vital 1-0 win, with the post getting recognition from goalkeepers all over the world including David de Gea.

Most recently Cairns played a crucial part in the Cod Army’s challenge for promotion to the Championship conceding less than a goal a game. Cairns provided a series of vital saves throughout the season including a penalty save against Bristol and Peterborough to maintain Fleetwood’s 12-game unbeaten run.

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