Fleetwood Town bring in former Blackpool striker on loan

Fleetwood Town have bolstered their striking options with the loan signing of Rotherham United striker Kyle Vassell.

Friday, 15th January 2021, 2:47 pm
Updated Friday, 15th January 2021, 2:50 pm

The 27-year-old former Blackpool man has made the move to Highbury until the end of the season.

Vassell has made 14 appearances for the Millers this season in all competitions, the last being against Premier League side Everton in the FA Cup third round.

The forward has vast experience at League One level and scored 24 goals in two years at Bloomfield before leading Rotherham to promotion to the Championship last season.

Kyle Vassell has joined Fleetwood Town on loan

Town’s interim boss Simon Wiles said: “He’s a really exciting signing for the club, everything he’s about is the way we want to play as a team.

“Kyle brings physicality, pace, and has a real hunger and desire to succeed. He ticks a lot of boxes for me and the club at the moment.

“We can’t wait to get him out on the pitch and scoring goals.”

On a busy day at Highbury, Town also announced extended contracts for two of their younger players.

Shayden Morris has signed a new contract with the club, taking him through to the summer of 2023 with the club having an option for another year.

Also putting pen to paper is midfielder Carl Johnston, whose new deal runs until 2022 with the club again having the option of a 12-month extension.

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