Luke Denson is back at the Bay

Tim ChannonFirst Team

LUKE DENSON is back with the Seagulls after rejoining the club from AFC Fylde.
The 24-year-old defender, who first signed for the Bay in 2009, made 133 appearances and scored six goals from right back and helped the club to two successive promotions in 2009/10 and 2010/11.

Phil Staley (left) with Shaun Dowling (centre) and Luke Denson (right)

Phil Staley (left) with Shaun Dowling (centre) and Luke Denson (right)

He then joined Chester before moving to Fylde in 2012 and helped them to promotion in the 2013/14 season after coming back from knee surgery.
He struggled to keep a regular place in Dave Challinor’s side, however, towards the end of last season.
Head of recruitment Phil Staley commented: “Luke wants regular first team football again and we have signed him with a mind to play him in the middle of the back four.”
The Seagulls have also signed 24-year-old utility player Shaun Dowling from Nantwich Town.
Shaun had two spells at Rhyl and has also played for Marine before joining Nantwich.
Phil Staley added: “At Rhyl he was regarded as as one of the best right backs to have played there, but he can play anywhere across the back four or in midfield which makes him a very useful player to have in the squad.”