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Radcliffe seal impressive deals with experienced EFL quartet

Radcliffe have managed to seal impressive deals with an experienced EFL quartet, one of them their manager as they prepare for a new season.

In February 2020, Lee Fowler was appointed manager of the Northern Premier League Premier Division outfit, who were 14th after nine games played with the season then stopped due to the pandemic.

He has now signed a new contract with the club as they look to improve the squad come the summer in the hope they can boost their promotion chances for the 21/22 campaign.


We are delighted to announce that Manager Lee Fowler has signed a 2 year contract at Radcliffe Football Club.

Paul Hilton, Chairman: β€œI am really happy to get this deal done. As a Club there is a lot of work to do in the next period of our development and it important that we can set out on that path with a level of stability with a team capable of taking us to the next level on and off the field.

Lee has had an extremely difficult start to his tenure due to the pandemic but I am confident that the professionalism and expertise he has shown is what we need as we face the next set of challenges and I am looking forward to what we can achieve together.”

Fowls: β€œI’m delighted to be able to sign this new deal. I’ve thrown myself into this Club and am looking forward to helping us develop further. A massive factor has been the support I have from the people above and around me which made this decision a complete no brainer. I’m excited for what can be achieved over the next 2 years.”

He was an interim assistant manager at Bradford (Park Avenue) before linking up with Radcliffe, only to be replaced by Marcus Law in September 2019.

In a his 19-year playing career, he featured for Coventry, Huddersfield, Burton, Newport, Fleetwood, Doncaster and Crawley whilst also playing for various non league clubs. Fowler is joining the club after successful spells at Ilkeston, Nuneaton Town and Tamworth.

Lee Fowler got Ilkeston promoted to Step 4 for the first time in their history with a win percentage of 60%.

Radcliffe have also stated that they have handed new contracts to ex-League Two players…

Cameron Belford (ex-Bury, Southend, Coventry, Accrington, Mansfield, Swindon, Tamworth, Wrexham, Nuneaton keeper), Simon Lenighan (former Rotherham, Leeds, Guiseley, Alfreton, Halifax player) and Jean Louis Akpa-Akpro (ex-Grimsby, Rochdale, Tranmere, Bury, Shrewsbury, Barnet, Yeovil striker) have committed to the club for next season.

Fans gave their reaction as Radcliffe seal impressive deals with an experienced EFL quartet…

@Squirts17828206: Good luck Cammy Top keeper

@ForeverAYellow: Got to say, Radcliffe have got some top quality players for that level of football, fingers crossed they can earn promotion, got a decent little ground too to be fair, plenty of experience on their side like

@PTheecow: Spine of the team… πŸ‘Œ

@BobVee3: One of the best signings you will ever make. Good luck Fats just go and smash it.

@lee_diggle: what they paying you in sun bed tokens πŸ˜‚ keep up the good work

@AlunInHope: Great news Lee

@craig9hughes: Brilliant decision…. meatball head is destined for the top…. go on Lee lad… πŸ”₯⚽️🀝

@Owolabi9_T: Congrats my friend πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎ

@andymorrell01: Well done @fatmanfowls good luck mate!

@StevenCunny: Congratulations mate. Good luck this season

@KemyAgustien: Yesss bigman. All the best

@gazgazevans: Nice one Lee mate. Hopefully a step on the ladder and some success in the leagues

@IanHerring21: Congratulations mate! Watching your journey from afar with interest as you’re breaking the mould. Keep up the good work mate ❀️⚽️ P.S. Why you put a pic of Alan Brazil up?! πŸ€ͺ

@curtiswoodhous8: Nice one Fowls, good luck mate πŸ‘ŒπŸΎ

@Hargreaves1976: Congratulations Lee top man

@Walkerr35: All the best fowls πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

@creights5: Well you certainly sort the ugly bit 😘 well done pal πŸ‘πŸΌ

@fifibeth2009: Well done Mate

@PackyH: Go on fowls. Any place for me in the team? Ball playing 6 who can jog

@craigcurran16: Congrats lad

@barnacle1977: Best of luck Lee

@PaulBayliss9: Best Wishes Lee.

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