Ossett Albion striker catching the attention of Fleetwood Town

IN DEMAND: Tom Corner has impressed following his move to Ossett Albion
IN DEMAND: Tom Corner has impressed following his move to Ossett Albion

FLEETWOOD Town are understood to be one of a number of clubs interested in Ossett Albion striker Tom Corner.

The former Grimsby Town man has been in top form for the Evo-Stik Division 1 North side, scoring ten goals in 16 appearances in all competitions.

League Two Fleetwood are understood to have already been to watch the 20-year-old at Dimple Wells this term and other clubs are also keen on the in-form goalscorer.

“Fleetwood Town have asked for passes to get in to a few of our matches so we think they’re taking a look at Tom,” said Albion manager Phil Thompson.

“He seems to be the obvious choice because he’s been playing so well for us and other teams are also looking at him.

“We know other clubs are interested because one has gone directly to Tom which we’re not happy about because he’s contracted to us.

“We’re not a club who will stand in someone’s way to better their career though. Nobody has made an official approach yet so we’ll see what happens.”

Corner started his career with Grimsby Town and got a taste of Football League action with the Mariners before he experienced Spanish football with Racing Portuense, who play in the regional leagues in Spain.

He returned to England for a short stint with Tadcaster Albion before moving to Albion, where he’s excelled.

Corner is suspended for Albion’s home game against Bamber Bridge on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) after collecting five bookings this season.

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