ACCRINGTON Stanley midfielder has joined bottom-of-the-table Hyde United after struggling to secure a regular spot in the table-topping side this season.
But Manager John Coleman insists that the former Blackburn Rovers trainee, brother of Ewood skipper Gary, could still figure in his future plans.
Coleman has a high regard for Flitcroft, who appeared more than 40 times for the first team in his first season at the Crown Ground last year. He also weighed in with six league goals.
But injury and a glut of players competing for the central positions have seen the youngster start just two games in cup competitions this time with only two substitute appearances in the league.
Although his transfer is not a loan transfer, I understand that Flitcroft's place in the Stanley scheme of things has not come to an end and he could well re-join the club in the future.
A forceful young midfield man would be quite an asset to the squad if Stanley do make the Conference. But for now he links up at Hyde with new manager Steve Waywell who recently quit at Leigh RMI to attempt the near-impossible task of keeping Hyde in the Unibond Premier Division.
- Stanley have re-arranged several outstanding away matches with only last week's postponed game at Burscough now to reschedule. They face a midweek away trip to Whitby Town on Tuesday 18 February in the fixture rearranged from Boxing Day last year. They also go to Blyth Spartans on Tuesday 1 April and face promotion rivals Vauxhall Motors at Rivacre Park on Tuesday 15 April.