Akil Wright: Fleetwood Town sign midfielder from Ilkeston

Akil Wright
Akil Wright began his career at Sheffield United

Fleetwood Town have signed midfielder Akil Wright from Northern Premier League side Ilkeston.

The 18-year-old has moved for a "undisclosed but sizeable fee"external-link according to Ilkeston, with further clauses also included.

Wright joins striker Ashley Hunter in moving to the League One side from the Derbyshire side this season.

"When I found out about the move I was over the moon and I can't wait to get started now," said Wright.

"I know Ash Hunter well from our time at Ilkeston and hopefully I'll settle in as well as he has.

"I want to continue to develop between now and the end of the season, and to break into the first team as quickly as I can."