NOBODY gained more from Fleetwood Town’s pre-season training week in Scotland than midfielder Liam Wynn.
The club’s former Under-18s captain has returned to the Fylde coast as a full-time professional footballer.
The ex-Fleetwood High School pupil has been granted a one-year contract and will take the No.22 shirt next season.
And to make sure Wynn felt fully part of the first-team set-up, he was handed the captain’s armband after coming on for the final half-hour of Saturday’s friendly draw with Partick Thistle in Grangemouth.
“I feel like everything has paid off,” said a delighted Wynn on receiving the good news.
“I just want to keep improving and learning off the lads. All the lads have been really good, speaking to me and helping me through, and I will look and listen to what they are telling me.”
Wynn is the fourth product of the club’s youth set-up to earn a place in the first-team squad for the coming season, following Joe Camozzi, Jack Duggan and Adam Sumner.
Wynn was among the multiple changes made on the hour-mark in last weekend’s first pre-season friendly.
The players replaced at that point included left-back Paul Edwards, who got manager Micky Mellon’s vote as man of the match on his first Town appearance.
All Town’s eight summer signings bar the injured Peter Till had their first runout at the Grangemouth Stadium and Edwards was impressed at how well the team clicked – despite Mellon changing his entire side in the second half.
The former Blackpool defender said: “Fitness wise it feels great. We worked really hard last week and I thought the lads played really well.
“We all gelled quite well. There are bits and bobs to work on and we looked solid at the back.”
Now the Highbury stage is set for tomorrow’s first home friendly against Preston North End (7.30pm), when Edwards hopes the positive progress will continue.
“My first impressions are really good,” added Edwards, who moved from Barrow last month.
“The set-up is second to none and everything’s in place to do really well.”