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WYLIE JOINS THE STORY OF THE PURPS

City of Liverpool FC are delighted to announce the signing of Peter Wylie from Runcorn Linnets.

The 28-year-old centre-back came through the youth ranks at Blackburn Rovers and got to the FA Youth Cup final in 2012 with the Ewood Park side, eventually beaten by a Chelsea side featuring future Premier League stars Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nathaniel Chalobah and Nathan Ake.

The experienced Wylie has played National League football for Stalybridge Celtic, featured in the NPL Premier Division with Marine and Warrington Town and also represented Skelmersdale United.

Our new signing is no stranger to manager Michael Ellison, who signed him for his Linnets side in 2018 from Marine, with the defender later going on to be appointed captain.

Under Peter’s captaincy Linnets progressed to the NPL West division Play Off final last season where they narrowly missed out on promotion, at the hands of his former club Marine.

Wylie will now spend his Weekends wearing purple and will provide a welcome boost to a City of Liverpool backline which was at times decimated by injuries last season.

Fans of the Mighty Purps will be hoping there is no “Heart as Big” as Wylie becomes Michael Ellison’s fourth signing of the summer, with his side looking to build on a 9th place finish last time out and bridge the gap to the Play Off places.

Ello explained, “Peter is a lad who I know really well from my time at Runcorn and I’m delighted he’s on board”.

“He brings with him a wealth of experience at this level and the level above, he’s as fit as they come, he’s quick, good on the ball and can play in a number of positions”.

“Peter is coming in on the back of a good season at this level last year and again had a lot of options but decided to come to the Purps”.

“I’m delighted to have him on board and I’m looking forward to liking up with him again this summer”.

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