We’re delighted to announce the signing of free agent Adam Long on a short-term contract until the end of the season.

Born on the Isle of Man, Long began his career with local side St Georges before joining Wigan Athletic in 2017. 

He made his first-team debut during their EFL Trophy tie against Middlesbrough U23s in October 2017. On 20 February 2020, Long signed for Notts County on an initial one-month loan deal. 

On 17 July 2022, Long signed for newly relegated League Two club Doncaster Rovers for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-year deal.

Speaking on the deal Long expressed his delight to be joining the Coasters, saying, “I’m really pleased the deal has gone through and I’m an AFC Fylde player.

“The club’s facilities are outstanding for this level, and the mentality around the squad is a really positive one.

“I feel I’m a player with a lot to give and I hope that the continued positivity around the football club after a good few results can continue to push us on.” 

Chris Beech, AFC Fylde Head Coach, added, “I’m really pleased we have recruited Adam to support our defensive capabilities. 

“Living locally in Wigan at the club where he made his name he’s a big strong left-footed defender at a great age with League One experiences. 

“Adam will provide great support and competition to both Harry and Sam making us stronger as a group with our remaining challenges ahead.“We are currently running off just two centre-halves a third was 100% a priority area to recruit.

“I would like to personally thank Lee Glover and James Coppinger at Doncaster for their assistance, while the plan was always to recruit Adam with their support he and they had to negotiate his exit and for that, they have been more than fair financially and very professional too, something often in our industry that goes unnoticed which I personally appreciate.”