AFC Fylde are delighted to announce their second summer signing, as defender Kyle Jameson has been snapped up following his release from West Bromwich Albion.
Jameson, 20, has signed on for two years with the Coasters, and joins following the acquisition of Scott Duxbury earlier in the week.
Jameson spent last season on-loan at Ian Evatt’s Barrow, making 25 appearances in his first professional season – and Dave Challinor has sung the praises of his new signing.
“He’s young, with lots of potential – and the big thing with him is he’s a left-sided centre back, which is a position we’ve been looking to bring in for a while.”
“He’s a good size and is comfortable on the ball, and he had a really successful loan spell with Barrow last year.”
Starting his career at Southport, Jameson then moved to Chelsea for a year, before being spotted by The Baggies and moved to the Midlands.
“I’m one that likes to play out through the back – I’m not one to hoof it, I like to play through the lines,” said Jameson.
I’ve watched a few matches and I’ve seen AFC Fylde like to play attacking football, which is what you need. They’re a footballing team, and that’s perfect for me.”
At just 20 years old, the move for Jameson represents more than his current ability for Dave Challinor, with long-term thinking certainly in mind.
“He’s a good player now, and we expect him to be better as the season progresses,” Challinor said.
“He did well against us in both encounters, has decent pace and is comfortable in wide area, giving us the possibility to play in either a back three or a back four.”
It’s been a busy start to the transfer window for AFC Fylde, with Serhat Tasdemir departing to Peterborough for a “substantial six-figure fee”, which follows the signing of Scott Duxbury from Stockport County.