Full-back Josh Ezewele becomes the sixth new signing to arrive at AFC Fylde this summer after completing a move from Kidderminster Harriers.

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Ezewele joins the Coasters on a one-year deal with the option of a second year after leaving the National League North runners up.

The 20-year-old started his career with Premier League side West Bromwich Albion and was a regular in their Under-21s before moving to League Two Yeovil Town in July 2016.

Ezewele joined Kidderminster on loan in January 2017 before completing a permanent move the following month after an impressive spell and was instrumental as they finished second in the league table.

The right-back further bolsters Dave Challinor’s defensive ranks following the signings of Jordan Tunnicliffe and Zaine Francis-Angol, who have both also joined from Harriers.

Manager Dave Challinor believes his new man has a bright future ahead of him: “Josh is a young lad, one of the babies of the squad at 20, but has real potential. There is plenty to work on with him but he will be a real asset.

“He really wants to push on and feels this is the place to do that, as do we.  

“He is similar to Zaine (Francis-Angol) in the way that he plays. He is a modern day full-back – athletic, a decent size and he can get up and down the pitch. He wants to get forward and he can play so he has all the attributes to be a very good player for us.

“He is generally good in all areas and it’s our responsibility to improve him further still.  

“It is a position where we needed to get bodies in and we still want to add to our defensive ranks.

“That was where we struggled last season. We didn’t really get what I wanted from our full-backs last season, due to personnel. In order for us to play how I want us to play we need to get people in so that we can do that and that process is in full swing.”

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