HITC reports that Fleetwood Town club legend Nathan Pond could be set to link up with former boss Graham Alexander once again at ambitious non-league side Salford City. Alexander was recently named the new manager of this season’s Vanarama National North league champions.

Fleetwood, also known as the Cod Army, are to be managed by high-profile personality and former Premier League midfielder Joey Barton from next season. Pond, now aged 33, has spent virtually his whole career with the football club as they progressed through non-league into League One play-off hopefuls. However, he may be set to drop a few levels for next season.

Alexander, whose most recent job was also in League One with Scunthorpe United, is no stranger to Pond having worked with him during their time together. Barton however could be willing to let the veteran depart after several years of service to the football club. He still managed to make 36 appearances last season, but might be warming to the idea of dropping down the leagues so he can have a greater impact.

Salford are owned by a serious of former Manchester United players, most notably Gary Neville. Alexander was seen as a coup when he was recently appointed, and signing a League One centre back would be another signal of their intentions to now only consolidate in the Vanarama National League next season, but to also compete for instant promotion into the EFL, which would be some achievement. Pond may wish to speak with Barton first, before deciding upon his next move.

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