New AFC Fylde signing Jack Muldoon says that the ambition of the club played a major factor in convincing him to leave National League champions Lincoln City.
Muldoon signed a one-year deal with the Coasters yesterday after turning down a new contract at Sincil Bank. The 28-year old is a seasoned non-league campaigner with over 60 games at National League level for the Imps.
After signing his contract, Muldoon stated how much he was looking forward to help Fylde progress even further in their journey up the football pyramid.
“I’m delighted to have signed for Fylde. They’ve got big ambition and are really pushing towards where they want to be. I’m just delighted to have signed the deal and to have got it done. I can’t wait to get started in pre-season with the lads.
“There were a few reasons why I chose to come here. The manager was a big reason and you can see that the club is going places as well in terms of success on the pitch and what they’re building off it. It’s a great club to get involved with.
“Playing in the FA Cup last season was one of my best experiences in football. To beat a Burnley at Turf Moor and then to play at a ground like the Emirates against Arsenal was amazing. Winning the league topped it all off. To play 46 games and they get crowned the champions, it was the best feeling really.
“Winning the league is an experience that I one hundred per cent want to bring to the squad. I want to win every game, every challenge in every training session, whatever I’m doing. Even when I’m playing ping-pong with my mates, I want to win. Of course, everyone wants to win but I can’t wait to start.
“This club have all the foundations to be a really successful football club in terms of their set-up, their facilities and the players they’re bringing in. They did a terrific job last season in getting promoted.”
Muldoon will add yet more firepower to an AFC Fylde attack that scored 120 goals in all competitions last season with no less than 50 of those strikes coming from top scorer Danny Rowe.
Rowe committed his future to the Coasters yesterday by signing a new two-year contract at the club and Muldoon admitted that he is particularly looking forward to pairing up with last year’s National League North Player of the Year.
“I’m really looking forward to playing with Danny Rowe next season. We didn’t have that many prolific goalscorers at Lincoln last season but we all chipped in. Danny got 50 goals last season so it’ll be great to play with him. I always think it’s really important to have a player than can kill off a game when you need to.
“Last year I played with the likes of Matt Rhead and Nathan Arnold but Rowe is a different kind of player to them. I like to get ball down even though I am mainly from non-league. Last year, ball were bouncing about everywhere so Matt Rhead was a good target to have. When you look at the pitch here at Mill Farm, it looks absolutely terrific so I’m hoping we can get the ball down and play some good football.
“Ultimately, if you’re an ambitious club, you need strength in depth. That’s what we had last year at Lincoln. We had 24 pros who could definitely play first-team football. It’s a great thing to have.”