AFC Fylde forward Ashley Hunter says that the Coasters’ exciting brand of football is “something he wanted to be a part of” after signing a deal at Mill Farm until the end of the current season.

Hunter, 28, becomes Chris Beech’s second signing of the January transfer window, and adds attacking options to the squad.

A player with nearly 300 league appearances in the EFL with Fleetwood Town, Salford City, Morecambe and most recently MK Dons, Derby-born Hunter will now aim to help the Coasters in the Vanarama National League.

Hunter explained how the move to Fylde came about, and his hopes on what he wants to achieve in a Fylde shirt.

Hunter said: “I had a quick conversation with Beechy on Friday last week, came to the game on Saturday and caught up with him on Sunday, so with what he said to me, it’s something I want to be a part of.

“Hopefully I can add to the attacking football, we can win a few games and I can contribute some goals and assists.

“I’ve spent quite a bit of time injured in the last two seasons but I’m back fit now and hopefully I can get some time under my belt.

“I’ve got quite a lot of league experience so hopefully I can help the lads out.”

Hunter has called on the Coasters supporters to get behind the players in the remaining months of the season.

He added: “Just be supportive of the lads, we want to stay up and we’ll give it our best.”