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Alex Purver signs for Östersunds FK from Guiseley

Alex Purver

Alex Purver, left, celebrates after scoring Guiseley’s first goal against Fleetwood Town in the FA Cup first round. Picture: PA Images

Alex Purver has joined Swedish Premier Division side Östersunds FK following a successful trial.

The 24-year-old played in a friendly against Sundsvall last month and has since impressed manager Ian Burchall enough to earn a permanent deal.

Purver joined Guiseley ahead of the 2017/18 season having come through the Leeds United Academy.

He captained Leeds’ U21 side before joining the Lions on loan in September 2016 to gain first-team experience before eventually signing permanently.

On his move to the Swedish club, Purver said: “Östersund are known in England for their game in the Europa League when they beat Arsenal away. I knew of course about Graham Potter, and now also our English coach Ian Burchnall.

“It will be fun to play and help the team.”

Burchall added: “He has impressed us during the training period and has a lovely attitude and mentality. In addition, he is a smart player we want to use in the midfield.”

On his trial performance, Burchall said: “I think Alex Purver in the midfield did well. He also played many minutes, he hasn’t played for a while. He got through 90 minutes in a good way,”

Maidstone forward Blair Turgott is also rumoured to be signing for Ostersunds.

 

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