AFC Fylde have moved to sign striker Jamie Proctor on-loan from Rotherham United until the end of the season.
The powerful forward, 27, has cut his loan at Scunthorpe United short to make the switch to the Coasters.
Proctor made his name when he came through Preston North End’s academy, making 6 appearances in the Championship, before appearing 31 times in League One for the Lilywhites.
Following this, Proctor made a switch to Crawley Town where he scored 13 goals in 62 appearances in League One.
A move to our Fylde coast neighbours Fleetwood Town followed, where he made another 64 League One appearances, before moving onto Bradford City and then Bolton Wanderers.
A switch to Rotherham United soon followed in what transpired to be their League One promotion campaign, but was sidelined with a lengthy injury.
Proctor played his part in the Millers’ Championship campaign though, and scored four times on four occasions.
This included goals against Hull City and a last minute equaliser against Sheffield United – but unfortunately they couldn’t avoid the drop back to League One.
After spending the first half of this season on loan at Scunthorpe United, Proctor spoke of his delight at finalising the move.
“Over the past two years I’ve had a few personal problems and off-field injuries which have hampered my progress,” said Proctor.
Ready To Give My All
“I’ve been on loan at Scunthorpe as I’ve wanted to get out and play games, but that didn’t happen, which is no fault of anyone’s just circumstance and bad fortune.”
“Obviously I couldn’t play for another League club, so when I expressed the desire to join another club, this was top of my list. I’ve had a lot of moves in football, but this Is one I’m genuinely really excited about.”
“I’ve always kept my base in Preston and it’s good for me to get back home – if you’re happy off the pitch and spending time with your loved ones, then it transfers onto the pitch.”
“The manager has expressed how he wants everyone to be in good spirits, and it shows how he is with the lads, which is something I’m really looking forward to.”
“You’ll get 100% from me every week. I like to get the ball down and play, but I can do the ugly stuff too. It’s about contributing to the team, and giving your all every week.”
“I’m here to play games and get back to where I know I can be, and I think if that happens then it will only benefit the whole team – and that’s something I’m so excited about.”
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Jamie Proctor will wear the number 9 shirt for AFC Fylde, and will be available for this weekend’s crucial trip to Chesterfield.