We’re delighted to announce Sam Graham has agreed to remain at Mill Farm until the end of the season.

Graham joined the Coasters in the summer of 2023 off the back of a successful trial period, with the centre half putting pen to paper on a short-term deal following his departure from Rochdale in the summer, which has now been extended until the end of the 2023/24 season.

Standing at 6ft3′, Sam has racked up almost 50 EFL appearances after coming through the Sheffield United Youth ranks, a place where he signed his first professional contract in 2017.

Predominantly right-footed, the Englishman has enjoyed loan spells with FC Halifax Town, Oldham Athletic, Notts County and Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners before joining Dale in 2021.

Sam has made twenty Fylde appearances since joining the club in September, scoring just the one goal, in the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round win over Leek Town.

Speaking after announcing his stay, Graham expressed his delight by saying, “I’m delighted to continue my time at the club and commit to the team for the rest of the season.

“I’ve enjoyed working with Chris since he was appointed Head Coach earlier this season, and I hope to continue working hard to maintain our status in the National League.”

First Team Head Coach, Chris Beech touched upon the deal exclaiming, “Really pleased Sam has committed his time to our challenge ahead for the rest of the season. 

“He had the opportunity to leave us but has shown great commitment to be part of our united challenge to retain NL status. 
“His skill sets aligned with his leadership skills will be fully utilised in our remaining opportunities for the 23/24 season. 
“While the Team has improved in our last 11 games, conceding less goals and gaining 3 clean sheets we have areas to further improve, with our defensive record.
“Sam adds great value to assisting those improvements.
“I would like to thank David for supporting Sam’s commitment and would invite the all the Coasters fans to join me as we look forward to the new year fixture list and challenges ahead, by passing Sam our good wishes and support.”