Blinkhorn came to AFC Fylde on loan from Hyde towards the end the 2012-2013 season with the aim of guiding The Coasters to promotion via the play-offs.
He scored twice in just three appearances but couldn’t guide Fylde to the Conference North. However, the following season, Blinks impressed with big performances in a lot of games and he finished the season as top goalscorer for The Coaster as they won promotion.
He is known for playing with his back to goal as he holds the ball up to bring other players into the mix, as well as his flick-ons and heading abilities. Last season however he was restricted to only a handful of appearances as injuries took their toll on the striker and he has mainly been used from the bench during the 2015/16 season.