AFC Fylde sign Burnley goalkeeper on loan
The 18-year-old, who has played for the Clarets' Under-23s, is available for tomorrow’s third-round tie at newly-opened Jakemans Community Stadium.
Fylde academy player Aaron Lancaster stepped up to make his Fylde debut in Tuesday's second-round tie at Curzon Ashton, after Neal suffered a calf injury in training, and the teenager impressed in the 4-1 win.
Fylde boss Nick Chadwick had stated a keeper would be signed ahead of tomorrow's clash with Boston, who Fylde defeated 2-1 at Mill Farm three weeks ago in National League North.
Chadwick told the club website: “Lewis arrives here highly recommended, having impressed on loan at Padiham FC.
“He’s a goalkeeper with significant stature. He’s eager to learn and gain more experience in men’s football, so with our current goalkeeping situation it’s a really good fit.
"We would like to thank Burnley for allowing us to bring Lewis in and we hope that he enjoys his time with us."