WANDERERS are one of a number of clubs monitoring the situation of non-league striker Kurt Willoughby.

The 22-year-old is currently on the books at AFC Fylde, signing for the Coasters from FC United last summer.

Willoughby is an England C international and is also attracting attention from a handful of other League One and Two clubs, including Salford City.

Wanderers will be taking a different approach on recruitment this summer with head of football operations Tobias Phoenix pulling strings at the top.

It is likely to be a busy few months for the Whites who have 14 players joining more than 1,400 out of contract this summer.

Fylde are currently in the bottom four of the National League and would drop into the National League North if clubs decide to uphold promotion and relegation.

Wanderers have had eyes on their last few outings and will now be watching closely to see how Fylde's situation might affect Willoughby's situation.

He has one year remaining on his contract but Bolton would be unable to pay fees under the terms of their transfer embargo – which remains in place until next summer.

The striker made a name for himself at AFC Blackpool, where he scored 40 goals in just half a season in the North West Counties League.

He was picked up by Clitheroe in 2017, where he scored another 26 times in Evo Stik North and was voted into the team of the season.

His 12 months at FC United was also a success – 20 goals in 43 appearances also gaining international recognition and a goal on debut against Wales C.

Meanwhile, Wanderers have declined to comment on wild social media rumours that they are to about to make changes in senior positions at the club.

Chief executive Emma Beaugeard was working at the stadium yesterday and both Phoenix and chief operating officer, Andy Gartside, have been on duty at the club up to the end of this week.