TRANSFERS | Elliot Osborne Completes Transfer Treble

Southport FC have secured a third transfer of the day with the signing of ball-playing midfielder Elliot Osborne from Fleetwood Town for an undisclosed fee.

Elliot, 21, joins the Sandgrounders on a deal until the end of next season and has been tracked by manager Kevin Davies for some time.

He started his career with Port Vale before moving to Newcastle Town in July 2014, scoring seven goals in 27 games.

Elliot then joined Nantwich Town and his fine form there, featuring 22 goals in 2015-16, earned him a move to League One with Fleetwood. He subsequently spent time on loan at Tranmere Rovers and Stockport County.

Last summer, Elliot joined League Two side Morecambe on a half-season loan, scoring one goal in 13 appearances.

Manager Kevin Davies said: “Elliott has been on our radar for some time and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us on a permanent basis.

“He is a player who has impressed while on loan at Morecambe recently and has attracted a lot of attention. He is a player that Jon and I are extremely excited to have added to the squad and are looking forward to working with him and developing him further.

“Elliott possess all the attributes that I look for in a midfield player. He has a fantastic passing range, high energy and an eye for goal, as well as those battling qualities that we need in our team right now.

“It has been a fantastic week for the club, I must thank everybody working hard behind the scenes as well as Fleetwood Town in making this happen.”

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