New Saints forward Fletcher joins Vanarama Non-League North side Chorley

TNS striker Wes Fletcher has left the club after joining Chorley FC, becoming the third player to sign for the Magpies this month.

The 27-year-old joined the Welsh Premier League side from Motherwell back in August 2016, making 20 appearances this campaign, scoring six times in his league outings.

Injuries left the striker out of action for most of the second half of the title-winning season for The New Saints, however, Fletcher was able to appear in three Champions League qualifiers against Europa and Rijeka.

Fletcher expressed his desire to get back out on the field, saying to “Once I’d met the manager I knew I wanted to come to Chorley.

I’ve had a frustrating few months, so I can’t wait to get back out playing again. I’m excited to be signed and raring to go.”

Chorley manager Jamie Vermiglio was excited to welcome his new addition and spoke highly of his work ethic. “Wes has a proven pedigree having been at Liverpool and Burnley as a youngster,” Vermiglio said.

“We’ve met with a lot of players during the offseason, but we feel Wes fits right into how we play as a team. He’s a hard worker who wants to go out play football and perform.”

The New Saints have had a busy transfer window themselves, signing four new players, one of which including a former Liverpool youngster in Kane Lewis.

The Welsh Premier League champions appear to be moving towards a younger core of players, after also bringing in Josh Hmami (18) and Joash Nembhard (20).

Furthermore, the departures of Connell Rawlinson, Steve Saunders and Ryan Pryce will mean there will no doubt be more fresh faces to come for TNS, with the back line having a new look to start the next season.

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