League One side Fleetwood Town have announced loan deals for Tom Hoyle and Covy Smith. A statement from the League One club confirmed that Hoyle and Smith have joined Bury AFC and Barnoldswick Town respectively on initial month-long loan deals.


Hoyle and Smith have been part of the Under-18 team under Simon Wiles at Fleetwood Town over the last two seasons. The two players were part of Fleetwood Town’s run in this year’s FA Youth Cup. Fleetwood Town got to the third round of this year’s FA Youth Cup before they were eliminated by Merseyside giants Liverpool away from home. The Premier League side had too much quality for Fleetwood Town in the FA Youth Cup third round.

Covy Smith was an important player for Fleetwood Town during the club’s FA Youth Cup run last season and he heads to Barnoldswick on loan. Barnoldswickis in the East Lancashire Premier Division. The statement from Fleetwood Town stated that Smith will earn some valuable first-team experience while he’s on loan Barnoldswick for the next one month.

Tom Hoyle is a central defender who has shown his defensive qualities at Fleetwood Town especially for the youth teams. Hoyle was an important figure in the Fleetwood Town defencefor the Under-18 team as they emerged winners of the North West Youth Alliance last season. Hoyle has joined Bury AFC on loan in the bid to gain first-team experience. Bury AFC are at the summit as far as the North West Counties First Division North table is concerned. They are at the top of the table after 20 games played in the North West Counties First Division North.

The statement from Fleetwood Town went on to wish Covy Smith and Tom Hoyle the best of luck during their loan deals at Barnoldswick and Bury AFC respectively.