📸 New signing Lewis Thompson at Mill Farm, with CEO, Jonty Castle.


Defender arrives on loan from Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season.

AFC Fylde is pleased to announce the signing of 20-year-old left-back Lewis Thompson, on a loan deal from Sky Bet Championship side, Blackburn Rovers.

Thompson is highly-rated having joined Rovers from Manchester United, coming to Mill Farm in search of further experience within the game whilst also bolstering Jim Bentley’s options in a key area.

The full-back has spent time on loan with FC United of Manchester during the 2018/19 season, whilst also being called up to represent both England and Northern Ireland at various youth levels.

Upon joining the club, Thompson said: “It all came quite suddenly, I only got the call yesterday! I think it’s a brilliant opportunity, obviously the club is near the bottom but I think that for me I have to embrace the challenge and learn as a player. I am looking forward to helping the lads fight for points, that’s important for me instead of playing Under 23s football, so I am really happy to be here.”

Jim Bentley told afcfylde.co.uk he was pleased to secure the signing.

He said: “We’re looking at all areas and we needed to strengthen at left-back. We’ve brought Lewis as we’ve spoken to the guys we know at Blackburn and they rate him highly, we’ve also seen him play and were impressed. He’s had a spell with FC United of Manchester last season so he ticks a lot of boxes. He’s energetic, he can get up and down and is robust so we’re pleased to have him here.”