AFC Fylde’s Danny Philliskirk had an offer to join Carlisle United before agreeing his new deal with the club says chairman David Haythornthwaite.

Having initially looked set to leave the Coasters, midfielder Philliskirk has now signed a new two-year contract. It was said in the announcement that the former Oldham Athletic player had agreed to stay despite offers from elsewhere, including the EFL.

In his latest update, chairman Haythornthwaite has revealed that League Two Carlisle were in for the 29-year-old. He said: “Danny had a good offer from a League club. I can tell you now, I don’t think I’ll be talking out of shop, he’d had an offer from Carlisle United.

“What was nice was that he came to us and said ‘I wanna stay at Fylde. I love playing at Fylde, I like Jim (Bentley) as a manager.’

“He knows us as a club; it’s down the road from Oldham, he’s an Oldham lad.”

Haythornthwaite also added that the new deal was on ‘considerably less money’ than Philliskirk was on in the past, but ‘still a very good package’. Additionally, he will not earn the full wage in the contract until matches restart.

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