Cole­man back­ing Fin­ley to suc­ceed

Accrington Observer - - SPORT -

JOHN Cole­man is back­ing new Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley sign­ing Sam Fin­ley to hit the ground run­ning af­ter he signed a two-year deal with the Reds.

Fin­ley was most re­cently cap­tain at Na­tional League side AFC Fylde, but now makes the switch to the Wham Sta­dium fol­low­ing the end of his con­tract with the club.

He helped Fylde clinch pro­mo­tion to the Na­tional League dur­ing his time there, but missed out on pro­mo­tion last sea­son af­ter the team lost in the play-offs.

The 25-year-old was pre­vi­ously with Welsh side TNS, help­ing them win the league four times, while also play­ing for them in the Europa League. He spent a sea­son at Wrex­ham be­fore his trans­fer to Fylde in 2015.

Cole­man is happy to have him at Stan­ley, and is con­fi­dent that he can show just what he is ca­pa­ble of at the club.

“Sam is a good player, and had two par­tic­u­larly good games against Wi­gan Ath­letic in the FA Cup last sea­son,” Cole­man told the club’s of­fi­cial website.

“He is a com­pet­i­tive mid­fielder who fits the mould here. He is hun­gry. He could have got more money play­ing in non-league but he wanted a crack at the league and he is back­ing him­self to do that, I like that.

“He is the type of player we want.”

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