Departing Fleetwood midfielder Haughton's fond farewell

Nick Haughton leaves Fleetwood Town with no hard feelings, thanking everyone at the club as he departs to Salford City.

Thursday, 18th January 2018, 7:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th January 2018, 7:05 pm
Nick Haughton has left Town for National League North side Salford City

Haughton was crowned Fleetwood’s young player of the year in the 2014/15 season, but after making 30 appearances for Town in League One he found first-team opportunities limited after the arrival of Uwe Rosler in the summer of 2016.

Now after a blistering 25-game, 13-goal loan spell at National League North side Chorley, the 23-year-old has been snapped up by their non-league rivals and leaders of the division Salford City for an undisclosed fee.

Haughton penned a two-and-a-half-year deal and thanked everyone at Fleetwood – as well as Chorley and their manager Matt Jansen – as he embarks on a new chapter.

He said: “I just want to say thank you to everyone at Fleetwood for my time there – a very ambitious club that is only going in one direction.

“I appreciate the opportunity I was given. I’ve had some great times there and met some friends for life.”