Alex Fojticek with the ball in training.

Under-23s pair join Stalybridge on loan

Alex Fojticek and Max Taylor are joining Stalybridge Celtic on loan for the remainder of the season.

Keeper Fojticek has already spent the first part of this campaign with the Northern Premier League side and impressed between the sticks.

Indeed, the 19-year-old played in 28 matches, all bar one of the games in his first spell at Bower Fold, earning the backing of manager Simon Haworth.

Max Taylor before the AC Milan friendly.
Max Taylor will be getting his first taste of senior football.

“Alex is a fantastic young lad,” Haworth told the club's official website. “He was a pleasure to have in the dressing room and a big part of the team spirit we've built this season.”

The Slovakian has kept seven clean sheets for his loan club.

Taylor, meanwhile, has earned a place in United's Premier League 2 side under Neil Wood, after being named on the bench for the Europa League tie at Astana in November.

The centre-back started Monday's top-of-the-table clash with West Ham United and is ready to take the next step and play senior football for the first time.

The 20-year-old will be at Stalybridge for the rest of the season and we wish both players the very best of luck.

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