Michael Fowler – from a Cod to a Lion
It’s been an eventful month for 17-year-old striker Michael Fowler who has seen himself released by Burnley, signed by Fleetwood Town and now loaned out to National League North club Guiseley.
He was one of eight second year scholars released by the Clarets on 6th March and all went quiet for him as some of the others joined non-league clubs in loan deals, but two weeks later Fleetwood confirmed they’d signed him on a deal until the end of the 2020/21 season with their manager Joey Barton saying: “A lot of clubs in our division were interested in signing Michael, so we’re really pleased that we’ve managed to get this deal over the line. “He’s an exciting young striker who loves to score goals, and we’re looking forward to watching his development continue with us.”
Yesterday, just over a week later, he’s on his travels again having joined up with Guiseley on a youth loan until the end of the season. He’ll continue to train with Fleetwood but this will give him the opportunity to play some competitive football which he would not be able to do at Fleetwood.
Relegated from the National League at the end of last season, Guiseley are fighting to avoid another drop one year on and are currently just one place above the relegation zone in National League North although they do hold a five point advantage over FC United of Manchester.
Fowler, who has played first team football for both Padiham and Radcliffe Borough during loans this season, could make his debut for the Lions tomorrow when they face York City at home.Share this page :