Fleetwood boss hails City loan starlet

George Glendon
George Glendon

Fleetwood head coach Uwe Rosler says new loan signing George Glendon from Manchester City has all the attributes he looks for in a midfielder.

The 21-year-old has joined Town on loan from Rosler’s old club until January, having featured as a triallist in Fleetwood’s final pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic.

Glendon was a star of the Premier League club’s Elite Development Squad last season and has captained City’s Under-21s.

Like fellow new boy Chris Long, who joined Town on a season-long loan from Burnley last Friday, Glendon was not included in the squad for Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe.

But Rosler vowed Glendon will have the opportunity to “grow into League football” with Town.

The head coach said: “Glendon is a player I know. We have got him under very good conditions from Manchester City.

“He is not quite ready now to throw him in, especially in a game like Scunthorpe, but we will build him up. I think he has the technical standards and ability I am looking for in a midfield player.”

Town’s new loan signings are both available for tomorrow’s home League One clash against Oxford United.

Rosler said of Long: “Chris is a player who will be very suitable for the way we play. He is fast, he works the line and he is a goalscorer.

“He does not need many chances and he wants to prove himself again.

“He had been out through injury (hamstring) but he had a full pre-season and a lot of minutes in pre-season.

“Every player who comes from (Burnley manager) Sean Dyche is 100 per cent fit, I can promise that.”