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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 5-0 loss to Blackpool. After that, he completed a loan move to Barrow, where he was unable to play a game. He was then sent out on loan to Stalybridge Celtic on a month-long deal.

He quickly got his debut, in a 1-1 draw against Gainsborough Trinity, and kept his first clean sheet later that week.

Cairns then made a permanent move to Chesterfield but because of a lack of football, he headed over to Rotherham United.

Cairns signed for Fleetwood in the following summer and he enjoyed a superb first season. Since coming into the side in place of Chris Neal, Cairns has kept 20 clean sheets in 31 matches which helped the Cod Army finish fourth in League One in 2016/17 season.

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