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.
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.”