We are delighted to announce the signing of Neill Byrne.
The defender joins us for an undisclosedfee from Halifax Town.
The 27-year-old came through the
academy with Nottingham Forest from the age of 14. He joined Rochdale making 3appearances for Dale before loan spells with Barrow and Southport.
Standing at 6'4, the defender is
best known for his physical strength and defensive awareness as well as beingconfident and assured on the ball.
Byrne has had spells with AFC Telford United,
Macclesfield Town and Gateshead before moving to Fylde under Dave Challinor in2018.
He has also represented Republic of Ireland youth atinternational level.
We spoke to Dave Challinorregarding his new signing:
Neill is someone I've worked with
before. He was a big part of the success at Fylde. We tried to bring him in last
season but due to different circumstances, he went to Halifax. He had a great
season there and that's why we have gone back for him and payed a fee. He is certainly
what we need heading into this EFL season and the different options he gives us,will be highly important.
He has great experience and almost
feels like he has unfinished business in his career. He will be a great asset forus in the EFL League two.