AFC Fylde have completed a sensational swoop for Tranmere Rovers star Darren Stephenson.

Stephenson will join the club on loan until January 7th.

The pacey frontman joined the high-flying National League side in the summer from Chorley, where he netted 21 goals last season.

Former Bradford City academy player Stephenson signed for the Magpies from Southport in 2012 and scored 62 goals in 157 appearances during a three-and-a-half year spell at Victory Park.

The 23-year-old forward has already featured against the Coasters this season, scoring in a pre-season friendly victory at Kellamergh Park. 

Stephenson was delighted to get a deal done and said: “I’m very much looking forward to getting started now. I’ve had a look around the ground and heard what the manager and the club are trying to do and I want to be a part of that.”

Full interview to follow.