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Tom Donaghy Signs on Loan From Fleetwood

We are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Tom Donaghy on loan from Fleetwood Town.

Donaghy spent his youth career with Bradford City, before making the move to Fleetwood earlier this summer.

The young shot-stopper has been with the club throughout pre-season, and will now remain at Farsley as the competitive season gets underway.

After his loan move was confirmed, Donaghy said: “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it [so far], training, playing games, the main thing is playing games and getting game time, it’s been good and I’ve really enjoyed it.

“I know it will be a tough challenge, I’ve not played anything like this, it’s not like under 23s football, but it’s an experience I’m looking forward to.

“Obviously it’s going to be playing with men, but I’m looking forward to it, it’ll be a challenge but I’ll love every minute of it.

“I’m hoping to grow as a player, this will be a new challenge for me as I said, so I’m hoping it matures me as a player.

“I want to do well, do the best as I can, keep as many clean sheets as I can and do what I can to help Farsley.”

Adam Lakeland added: “Tom’s really impressed us through pre-season, he’s got a fantastic attitude, application, and you can see that he’s got a lot of potential.

“He might be young, but we’ve had other young players here before that have done incredibly well, and he needs the opportunity to play regular first-team football, and we feel that he’s earned that through pre-season.

“it’s down to him now to perform in games how we’ve seen him perform in training and in pre-season games, and I’m sure that the more he plays, the more he gets used to how we work and how we do things, he’ll keep on improving.

“He’s got the right mindset and attitude to keep working hard in his training both at Fleetwood and with ourselves, and I can only see him getting better through training every day.

“This is a kid who’s come out of Bradford where he’s had very little goalkeeper coaching, and he’s gone into Fleetwood where he’s now getting coached every single day, which will only improve him.

“He’s playing in a very experienced team, a team full of lads who generally defend the box and the goal very well, and that will only give him that extra little bit of support where it’s needed.

“We’ve seen in a couple of games such as the Albion friendly and the Halifax game where he’s not had a great deal to do, he’s pulled off two really big saves and for me, that’s what the best goalkeepers do, where they’re not massively involved in the game for long periods, but make big saves when called upon, and he’s highlighted that he can do that.”

Everyone at Farsley would like to wish Tom a warm welcome to the club!

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