AFC Fylde is delighted to announce the arrival of defender Kyron Gordon to Mill Farm on a free transfer.
Kyron joins Adam Murray’s side on a short-term deal after departing Premier League side Sheffield United in the summer and impressing in training at Kellamergh Park over the last few weeks.
Sheffield-born, Gordon joined the Blades as a teenager and graduated from their academy in 2021 before making a brief loan move to Boston United.
The 21-year-old’s loan was cut short at the Jakeman’s Community Stadium, all for good reason, with Paul Heckingbottom recalling and throwing him straight into FA Cup Third Round Action against Wolves.
A regular name in Heckingbottom’s matchday squads at Bramall Lane, Kyron spent a month on loan at Boreham Wood last season before returning to his hometown club in the New Year, a place where he made 10 first-team appearances overall.
Director of Football Chris Beech expressed his delight at the addition of Kyron and said: “I’m really pleased Kyron has joined us on a short-term deal, and I’m confident of him growing his opportunity here into a longer deal.
“Kyron has had a great football upbringing after coming through a very competitive youth Academy at Sheffield United.
“He can play many defensive positions and made his professional debut against Carlisle United at home for Sheffield United in the EFL Cup when I was managing Carlisle in August 2021.
“On that evening, he played Left Side Centre Half in a back three as a predominantly right-footed player, helping Sheffield United to a 1-0 win following Ryan Brewster’s goal.
“Kyron can play in many defensive positions and is more suited to the right side of the pitch. He can also provide defensive competition in the midfield area.
“His natural instincts are to defend with intensity and aggression and is someone who has an athletic, aerobic build and covers the ground really well.
“I’m sure you coasters will acknowledge these attributes and get right behind him in his and the team’s challenges ahead.”
Kyron added: “It’s been a tough few months for me, with not having a club and waiting around, but as soon as I came here, the Gaffer (Adam Murray) and Beechy (Chris Beech) made it clear they wanted to sign me, and I just want to play football and kick on.
“I felt wanted, and that was big for me. I’ve played in this league before, and people talk about Fylde and the way they play. I’ve watched the team play, and the good football suits me.
“The lads were brilliant with me, the gaffer wanted me, so it was an easy decision to make.”
Kyron joins the Coasters ahead of Saturday’s home fixture against Eastleigh and will wear the number 2 shirt during his time at Mill Farm.
Welcome to AFC Fylde, Kyron!