Coleman backing Finley to succeed
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.”