Jeff Hughes rejects Notts County offer to join Fleetwood Town

Notts County midfielder Jeff Hughes has joined Fleetwood to become their third new arrival in the space of 24 hours.

The 27-year-old rejected a contract offer from the League One club to sign a two-year deal at Highbury.

Hughes, a left-sided player, made 99 appearances in two seasons at Meadow Lane, having previously played for Lincoln City and Bristol Rovers.

Steven Schumacher, Matty Blair and Liam Hogan have all agreed moves to the Cod Army since the end of the season.

Northern Ireland international Hughes, who has dropped down a division to move to the Fylde coast, told the club website: "The idea of how Fleetwood plan to go forward was sold to me and it's an exciting prospect.

"Overall, I was pleased with my two seasons at County. I'll bring that experience with some goals and a competitive edge from midfield."

Manager Graham Alexander added: "Jeff has experience and knows how to score goals. He's spent a few seasons in League One but knows all about our league."