Sky Bet League One play-off semi-finalists have completed the permanent signing of Kyle Dempsey from Huddersfield Town. The midfielder impressed on a season-long loan at Highbury Stadium and has now penned a three-year contract with the club.

Cod Army boss Uwe Rosler is a big fan of the 21-year-old and was keen to conclude a permanent deal to take the player to the club. Dempsey was named the Club Young Player of the Year recently and played a pivotal role in their unlikely third-place finish in the English third-tier.

He may have netted only twice over the season but in those 46 appearances he clearly made a lasting impression. The man himself says that Fleetwood is a club on the up and wants to be a part of the journey ahead,

“I think for me to join this club and see which direction this club is pushing in is massive for my career.

“I came here to play games and help the team and I think I was able to achieve both of them. The position that we finished in the league as massive for the club, and the chairman and manager have said it’s probably the best achievement the club have had so far.”

Chairman Andy Pilley has spoken on the ambition for the club and this signing is further proof of exactly that,

“This is a huge signal of intent for Fleetwood Town to be able to sign a player of Kyle’s calibre on a permanent basis.

“His displays for us this season haven’t gone unnoticed and we’ve had to fight off a number of clubs from our division and the Championship to tie him down for the future.”


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