The Club is delighted to announce that central defender Alex Whitmore has committed his future to AFC Fylde by signing a new two-year deal.

Whitmore, who arrived at Mill Farm Stadium in the summer of 2019 following a spell at Grimsby Town, is entering his third season with the Coasters, and the management staff have rewarded the dominant defender with a new two-year contract after impressing last season. 

The 25-year-old began his professional footballing journey at Premier League side Burnley, progressing through the Under-18’s and into the Under-23’s setup after being picked up from the famous Newcastle-based youth side Wallsend Boys Club at sixteen. ‘Whitts’ went on to enjoy several loan spells in the EFL while a Claret, one of which was with Morecambe FC under current Coasters boss, Jim Bentley.

Since signing under Dave Challinor, the Newcastle man has gone on to make 61 appearances in all competitions for AFC Fylde, netting two goals – one of which went down in history for being the first goal scored at York City’s new LNER Community Stadium on 16th February 2021. 

Whitmore established a solid partnership with former skipper Nathan Pond last season and, in Pond’s absence was frequently handed the armband by the management team, and it is that responsibility that the number 6 will be looking to build on when he links back up with his teammates in July.