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Salford City sign Nathan Pond

New Salford City boss Graham Alexander has made a real statement of intent by signing Fleetwood captain Nathan Pond.

The 33-year-old centre back played under Alexander when the Scottish manager was in charge of the Cod Army between 2012 and 2015.

Pond has developed a cult hero status at Highbury Stadium, having played for Fleetwood for the last 15 years, making a total of 460 appearances in the process.

The centre-back played a key role in the Cod Army’s rise through Non-League after joining the club when they were in the North West Counties Football League.

In an open letter posted on Fleetwood’s official club website, Pond said, “My next challenge at Salford City is one that I am excited about.

“Salford are a club – much like Fleetwood – who are highly ambitions and are desperate to get into the Football League like we were all those years ago.

“I’m hoping I can add another promotion to my CV.

“It has been an honour to wear the shirt 498 times and represent the club, the town and the fans. I wish the club nothing but success for the future especially under the new manager next season.”

Salford also announced the signing of midfielder Kieran Glynn from FC United. The 20-year-old made over 50 appearances for Salford’s Manchester rivals and has put pen to paper on a two year-deal.

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