Wigan, Preston, Motherwell, Chesterfield, Burnley chase non-league attacker James Hardy

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James Hardy plays for non-league Fylde and is attracting attention from Premier League, Championship and Scottish clubs.

 

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A host of clubs are showing interest in non-league prospect James Hardy.

Hardy plays for Lancashire side Fylde, who play in the Conference North, and is an attacking midfielder.

HITC Sport sources close to the situation understand Hardy is attracting interest from Burnley as well as another unnamed Premier League club.

Championship sides Wigan Athletic and Preston North End are also keen, along with League One club Chesterfield as well as Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership.

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Premier League scouts were in attendance in the weekend's 3-3 draw with Salford City, in which Hardy came close to finding the scoresheet.

Hardy began his career with Manchester City's academy, a spell which came to an end in 2015, when he then elected to join Fylde to play competitive first team football.

Hardy plays as a number 10 but is also comfortable out on the wing, and at just 20-years-old could be a smart addition for league clubs looking to unearth the next lower league bargain.

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