Dave Challinor has revealed there’s a chance Arlen Birch could earn himself a new deal at AFC Fylde despite being released at the end of last season.

The 22-year-old defender was not retained after his Coasters contract expired but is yet to find himself a new club.

He has been training with his former team-mates to maintain his fitness and even made an appearance off the bench in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to Blackpool.

While Birch is still actively looking for a new club, Challinor said he can’t rule out Birch earning himself a fresh deal at Mill Farm.

The Fylde boss told The Gazette: “I said to all the lads we let go that I will try to help them out because they were great for us last year.

“Arlen’s been to a few clubs and one deal fell through. He’s been at Cheltenham training but he texted me and asked if I knew anyone who was looking for a right-back.”

Read more: https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/football/afc-fylde-boss-dave-challinor-hints-at-possible-return-of-arlen-birch-as-he-closes-in-on-keepers-1-9884070

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