Former Football League midfielder Lee Fowler joins Holywell Town

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Former Coventry City and Wrexham midfielder Lee Fowler has joined Huws Gray Alliance outfit Holywell Town for the remainder of the 2017/18 season.

Fowler’s last club was Caernarfon Town, for whom he signed for just one year ago, and has now linked up with another North Wales outfit.

The tenacious midfielder has had a journeyman career, plying his trade in both the Welsh and English pyramid. Having started his career with Coventry City, Fowler also played for Huddersfield Town, Newport County, Wrexham and Forest Green Rovers to name but a few.

However, he made his first switch to the Welsh system in 2014 when he joined Craig Harrison’s The New Saints side. Despite only spending three months with the club, Fowler remained in Wales and signed for Cefn Druids, only to make a return to England soon after with Nuneaton Town and Wrexham.

Just last year, the 34 year-old joined Caernarfon Town under the leadership of Iwan Williams, and was signed alongisde Carl Owen.

The former Wrexham captain brought a wealth of experience to the Cofis, and the Halkyn Road faithful will be hoping he can use that vast knowledge to help bring misery on his former side Caernarfon, as Holywell chase down that coveted top spot.

It was his friendship with manager John Haseldin that brokered the move to the Wellmen, and the former Wales under-21 international is raring to go to help his new club out.

“I’m good mates with the gaffer and we always keep in touch. If I can help the club out in any way from now until the end of the season, I will do. 

My fitness is a lot better and I’m lighter than the back end of last season, I want to bring my experience to the club and it suits us both so it can only be a win win situation for us all and I look forward to getting going playing for Holywell Town.”
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With the Wellmen just four points adrift of the Cofis, who occupy top spot, the manager will be hoping his qualities and experience in the footbalol league can aid the squad in the final stretch of the season.

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“I’m delighted that Lee has signed for the club, I’ve known him for a few years now and tried to get him a few times over the years.

He’s obviously a player with a wealth of professional and football league experience which makes him a great addition to our squad at this important stage of the season. With the postponements of late we will need a bit more strength in depth to the squad and he will certainly bring that along with a huge amount of quality with his ability to affect games and unlock defences which could be the difference in tight games. He is a clever footballer and will suit our style of play.”

Fowler will likely be unavailable for the upcoming fixture against Porthmadog, but will be hoping to be make his debut for the club in their home fixture against FC Queen’s Park on the 24th of February.

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