AFC Fylde is delighted to announce that midfielder Dan Adshead has joined the Club on loan from Sky Bet League One side Cheltenham Town. 

Signing on a short-term loan until the end of January, Dan links up with Chris Beech again after making his debut under the Coasters’ Director of Football/Head Coach, aged 16, at Rochdale AFC. 

After joining the Greater Manchester side at the age of eight, Adshead signed his first professional contract in 2018 before earning several caps with England U18s two months later, scoring on his debut against the Netherlands. He has also featured for England U19s. 

Impressive performances in the Football League at a young age saw the Manchester-born lad join Norwich City for an undisclosed fee in the summer of 2019. 

From Carrow Road, the 22-year-old had loan spells at SC Telstar and Gillingham before being snapped up by Cheltenham for an undisclosed fee, where he has gone on to make 23 appearances. 

On reuniting with the midfielder, Director of Football/Head Coach Chris Beech said: “I’m delighted to get Dan over the line. It’s not only another body in the building, but it’s also a quality body in the building.

“He’s somebody who has represented England and played League One football at a young age. Dan’s a great person with a great family behind him, and we’re very fortunate to get a player who went for several thousands of pounds to come here and help our plight. 

“There’s no divine right to say he will go straight in, so there’s competition for places, but he will bring value in respect to his receiving and giving skills and gain control type factors, both of which will add more quality to our midfield.” 

Dan was delighted to sign and added: “I’m delighted to be here, and I can already tell that I’m walking into a great group of lads and management staff, so I’m looking forward to the next few weeks. 

“The opportunity to play football consistently, whilst also being back home for the first time in a while, was one I couldn’t turn down. My very first game at 15 was against Fylde, so it’s nice to be back.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity Chris has given me. He had a huge influence on me coming through at Rochdale, and knowing what he’s like makes it more comforting for me to come into a new environment. Hopefully, I’ll be able to repay him with some good performances and help the team.” 

Dan will wear the number 24 shirt during his stay at AFC Fylde! 

Welcome to the Coasters, Dan!