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Players & Staff who departed Altrincham in season 2010-11 or pre-season 2010


Formerly Ass't Manager
  • Stuart BIMSON (d.o.b. 29 September 1969)

    Stuart became Altrincham's assistant manager on 14 October 2010, having serving in an acting capacity for four weeks before that. Ken McKenna got to know Stuart when the current Alty manager joined Gary Brabin at Cambridge United as scout. Stuart was already on the coaching staff there.

    His playing career had started at Prescot Cables and Ellesmere Port before he joined Southport in 1989. From there he went to Macclesfield Town (1991) before spells with Bury, Lincoln City and Cambridge United (2003-05).

    In 2005 he played for Canvey Island and moved on to Chelmsford City when the Essex side were demoted. From 20062008 he managed Bedford Town before becoming first-team coach of Cambridge United. Financial cuts cut short his role at the Abbey, alongside manager Gary Brabin. After being a scout for Barrow during 2009-2010 season, he joined Altrincham (despite being based in Cambridge), and was appointed assistant manager.

    When Altrincham were relegated at the end of the 2010-11 season, Stuart left Moss Lane.


  • Formerly no. 24
  • Adam CARDEN (d.o.b. 24 July, 1985)

    Adam was signed in December 2009 after being released by FC United of Manchester. He began his career with Southport but was released in May 2003 and moved to Runcorn and from there to Accrington Stanley. he left there for Burscough where he won the UniBond Premier with the club. Next, he joined FCUM where he played 91 times before injury led to his release in December 2009. Adam's brother, Paul, is assistant player-manager for Cambridge United. Adam's arrival at Alty coincided with six-weeks' postponement of league matches due to bad weather and he was also found to be suffering an allergy problem so, by late January, he had still to be named in a squad. However, he made a few appearances from the bench before starting his first game, in central midfield, against Kettering on 16 March 2010. After that he impressed as a skilful player with a good touch but was released in August 2010. He then joined Northwich Victoria. Career appearances for Altrincham: 3(+12).


  • Formerly no. 21
  • James COATES (d.o.b. February 22, 1985)

    James Coates joined Altrincham on 9 August 2010. Though he had not figured in pre-season, he had previous experience at Moss Lane, having been a trialist in 2008-09 pre-season, and also having faced Alty several times whilst playing for other clubs, including Vauxhall Motors, Northwich and Worcester City.

    James is a former under-21 Welsh international who had an early League spell at Mansfield Town and a loan period with Boston United. His former non-League teams in England and Wales include Worcester City, Moor Green, Hucknall Town, Leigh RMI, TNS, Kidsgrove Athletic, Vauxhall Motors, Abbey Hey and Northwich Victoria. He joined joined Rhyl from Northwich Vics in August 2009.

    After six games on the bench, James got his chance and made his debut at home to Kidderminster on 4 September 2010 and retained his place with some good performances for eight games. James was unexpectedly released on 21 January, soon after keeping goal at Tamworth. Career appearances for Altrincham: 11.


  • Formerly no.18
  • Matthew CROWELL (d.o.b. Bridgend, 3 July 1984)

    Altrincham FC originally signed Welsh under-21 international midfielder Matty Crowell on 10 July 2009. His previous club was Northwich Victoria but he had begun his career at Southampton. Then, following a trial at Bristol City, he spent four years with Wrexham (2003-07). He signed for Northwich in January 2008 and made 52+4 league appearances for the Vics, scoring five goals. In late May 2009, Matty was having trials in Australia for Sydney Olympic and after just five games for Altrincham, on 28 August 2009 he accepted an offer to go back Down Under and play for Central Coast Mariners in the Australian "A League". He had looked to be forming a promising central midfield partnership at Altrincham with Tom Kearney during his short stay.

    Matty returned to Wales in 2010 and, after taking part in pre-season games, he signed for Altrincham for a second time on 5 August 2010. However, the problem of commuting to training and matches from South Wales took its toll and Matty and the club agreed to call it a day on 29 October 2010. Photo, www.altrinchamfc.com Appearances for Altrincham: 12(+2), (1 goal).


  • Formerly no. 21
  • Peter DORAN (d.o.b. 30 November 1988, in Liverpool, height 5ft 8ins)

    Signed by Altrincham from Welshpool Town on 28 January 2010, Peter's previous clubs were Burscough, GAP Connah's Quay, Caernarfon Town, Leigh RMI, Vauxhall Motors, Walsall and Worcester City. When he signed for Alty, Peter brought with him a two-game suspension from his time in Wales so his introduction to the Alty first-team was delayed. Peter's twin brother, Phil, plays for Rhyl. Despite a sending off in his second start for Alty, Peter returned to bring energy and hard work to the midfield. Having made 14+3 appearances, Peter was offered terms for 2010-11 but turned them down. Though linked with Fleetwood, he did not join them. Photo courtesy of Andrew Lincoln. Altrincham career appearances: 14(+3), 1 goal.


  • Formerly no. 14
  • Steve FOSTER (d.o.b. 31 December, 1981),

    Steve Foster signed for Alty on 25 January 2011, whilst remaining registered at Salford City, whom he had joined for a second time, in October 2010. He had previously left Moor Lane in 2009 to join Witton Albion. His other clubs include Blackburn Rovers, Hyde United, Stalybridge Celtic, Radcliffe Borough, AFC Telford United and Fleetwood Town. After a promising substitute appearance against Hayes in late January 2011, he rejected the chance of joining Alty on a more sustained basis. Altrincham career appearances: 0(+1), 0 goals.


  • Formerly Chairman
  • Geoff GOODWIN

    Geoff Goodwin, owner of the succesful Eccles-based coach company Go Goodwins, became Chairman at Moss Lane in late July, 2002, with a new Board comprising current acting Chairman Grahame Rowley, Andrew Shaw and Geoff himself. They and subsequent members of the Board brought much needed stability to the club's operations, with a small operating profit being made in 2002-03 and each year since. They battled hard to pay off the club's debts, which they inherited and the local council's ale of the car park at Moss Lane brought a much-needed cash injection in 2007.

    Geoff and his wife Suzanne's son, Jay, is an emerging talent in national kart racing, and in recent years Geoff has quite rightly dedicated much of his time to furthering his son's career. Go Goodwins has also been the official coach company of the England and Wales Cricket Board and Geoff, personally, frequently drove touring cricket teams - notably Rickey ponting's Australians - round the cricket grounds of Britain.

    With his policy of financial prudence, Geoff and his Board turned round the club's financial position and with other over ambitious clubs going bump almost monthly, his model of living within one's means has come by many to be seen for the sensible way forward that it is.

    Geoff relinquished his position as Chairman on 13 September 2010 but agreed to continue to sponsor the club till at least the end of the 2010-11 season.


  • Formerly Manager
  • Graham HEATHCOTE

    Graham Heathcote had a distinguished career at Altrincham as a player, administrator, coach and manager. When he left, by mutual consent, on 14 September 2010, he was, with more than five seasons in the Conference completed, the longest serving current manager in the division to have operated at that level in the entire period in question. He was also Altrincham FC's longest-serving manager since World War II.

    His managerial career started on 14 October 2002, when he replaced Bernard Taylor as manager. Graham has spent more than 30 years at Moss Lane as, firstly, a player and then as coach and was part of the famous Altrincham giant-killing FA Cup side which was a national force in non-league football in 1970s and 1980s. He first became Alty coach under John King but resigned, with King, in early 1998. Bernard Taylor then took over and won the UniBond Challenge Cup that season before, early in 1998-99 season, he appointed Graham as his coach. The two then took the club to the UniBond Championship in 1999 but, in December, Graham resigned.

    Lying 10th in March 2000, Altrincham were relegated from the Conference in May after a disastrous final 11 games, at which point Bernard Taylor resigned. After Mark Ward's managership (2000-01), Graham was again appointed as coach to manager Bernard Taylor, in March 2001. In June 2002 Graham's coaching contract was not renewed by the then Board and Andy May took over as Bernard's new coach for 2002-03. Financial constraints led to a big cut in the playing budget and the side suffered a poor run of results from March 2002, winning only 7 competitive matches out of 35 until Bernard and Andy were dismissed in October 2002 and Graham took over as manager. Graham has also had brief spells in management elsewhere, notably at Barrow and Witton, as well as being John King's assistant at Runcorn.

    Graham and his assistant, Dalton Steele, masterminded a return to the Conference National division for 2005/06, which must rank alongside the club's greatest achievements, given its limited resources. Even more commendably they steered the team to 18th place in the National division in 2006 on the lowest budget in the division, only to be docked 18 points following Accrington's registration lapse with James Robinson.

    Before becoming manager, Graham Heathcote was Club Secretary and had previously served as coach/ assistant manager/ secretary under both John King and Bernard Taylor. Before that he was a key member of the playing staff, making 502 appearances for The Robins. He was honoured with a testimonial game in 2001-02 against Macclesfield Town and his playing profile is here.


  • Formerly no. 20
  • Sam HEWSON (d.o.b. 28 November 1988, in Bolton)

    Altrincham signed central midfielder Sam Hewson on 3 September 2010, following his release by Manchester United in June. Sam is no stranger at Alty having played for United several times at Moss Lane, including friendlies against Alty in July 2007 and 2008. He has had League experience having been on loan at both Hereford (2009) and Bury (2010). At Hereford he made 10 appearances and scored 3 goals. Sam made 1(+6) league appearances for Bury.

    For Man. Utd Reserves he made 50+6 appearances, scoring 10 goals and for the Academy he appeared 51(+7) times, scoring 16 times. He joined United when only nine years old and made his debut for United's Reserves in September 2005. In 200607, he was captain of the Manchester United under-18 side which reached the final of the FA Youth Cup. In 2007 he signed professional forms and was a regular for the Reserves.

    In December 2007, he was an unused substitute for United's first team in a Champions' League match at Roma. After his release by United on June 2010, he had trials with Grimsby Town. He made his Alty debut as a sub against Kidderminster in September 2010 but was released on 21 March 2011. Altrincham career appearances: 14(+9), 3 goals.


  • Formerly no.19
  • Danny HOLMES (d.o.b. 23 November, 1986)

    Danny was signed by Altrincham in early August 2010. He is comfortable both in midfield and defence but was released by Burton Albion in summer 2009, following their promotion to the League. He joined Ilkeston Town for the following season but, after playing pre-season games for Altrincham in 2010, he returned to Conference National level for the Robins. He was released at the start of October 2010. Altrincham career appearances: 2(+4).


  • Formerly no. 14
  • Dale JOHNSON (d.o.b. 3 May 1985, at Ashton-under-Lyne)

    Dale, who signed for Altrincham on 6 June 2008, finished 2007-08 season in the Blue Square Premier on loan to Droylsden after a prolific spell at Hyde United. He spent three years at Hyde, after joining from Woodley Sports. A tall and mobile central striker, Dale is good in the air and holds the ball up well. After making his first start on the opening day of the 2008-09 season, Dale was an intermittent rather than regular starter until November when he got a run of games from the start and established himself in the first eleven. He began the 2009-10 season as a regular starter but suffered knee ligament damage in mid-September which was diagnosed in mid-October as a ruptured cruciate ligament. Dale sadly missed the rest of 09-10 season as a consequence but retured for the start of the 2010-11 pre-season. However, after six matches of the new campaign he was released and rejoined Hyde FC on 1 September 2010. But he then returned to Moss Lane on 18 March 2011. Altrincham career appearances: 49(+20), 7 goals.


  • Formerly no.14
  • Andrai JONES (d.o.b. 1 January, 1992)

    Altrincham FC signed Andrai on a one-month loan from Bury on 27 September 2010. A central defender Andrai, a 5ft 11inch Liverpudlian was with Everton and Preston as a youngster, before graduating from Bury's Youth team to earn a professional contract. He has first-team squad number 21 in 2010-11 at Gigg Lane. Made his debut at Kettering in late September 2010 but after being substituted at half-time, returned to Bury a few days later without making a further appearance. Altrincham career appearances: 1, 0 goals.


  • Formerly no. 9
  • Colin LITTLE (d.o.b. 4 November 1972, at Wythenshawe, Manchester, height 5ft 10, weight 10st. 5lbs)

    Colin was the biggest factor in Altrincham's return to the Conference in 2005 and was leading scorer for the next four seasons too. Altrincham FC signed Colin, whose last club was Halifax Town, on 5 July 2004. A skilful, two-footed striker, Colin is a local lad, born in Wythenshawe. He signed for Hyde United in August 1995 but moved to Crewe Alexandra for 50,000 on 6 February 1996. He made 220 appearances for Alex and scored 45 goals before going on loan to Mansfield in October 2002, where he played 5 games. He then went on loan to Macclesfield in December 2002, for whom he signed on a free transfer in May 2003.

    He made 26+8 appearances and scored 7 goals for Macc. before joining Halifax Town in March 2004, for whom he played 8 games and scored twice. Alty fans may wish to forget that Colin scored two of Crewe's three goals in their Cheshire Senior Cup Final win, 3-0 over Alty at the Drill Field, Northwich in 2002 and that he also got the winner as Alex won 3-2 against Alty in the CSC 1st Round in September, 2002.

    Colin was previously at Alty as a junior as well as being at Wythenshawe Town, Rossendale United and Hyde United before joining Crewe. He had also had a brief spell at Bury. His Alty career started impressively with 38 goals in the 2004-05 season. After intially playing on the left, he now always starts up front and was once again the club's leading scorer in 2005-06 and 2006-07 with 17 and 12 Conference goals respectively. After a slow start to 2007-08 he recorded a superb tally of 21 BSP goals from just 34(+5) starts to finish the season third in the national scoring charts. Colin has turned down numerous offers to play at a higher level but remains dedicated to his local club. Started the 09-10 season on the bench as he was suffering a back problem and made just one start (in August) before being sidelined with a knee problem. After that Colin's appearances were intermittent and he left to take up a coaching position with Manchester United's under-13s. However, just before Graham Heathcote's departure as manager, he re-signed for Altrincham on a standby basis.

    Colin rejoined Alty on 10 September 2010. Before rejoining Alty he briefly played for FC United but following Graham Heathcote's departure as manager at Alty he next appeared at New Mills (October 2010).

    Altrincham career: 245 (+33) appearances, 114 goals.


  • Formerly no. 17
  • John McALISKEY (d.o.b. 2 September 1984, at Huddersfield, height 6ft 4ins)

    Altrincham FC signed John from Witton Albion on 20 November, 2009, soon after he had impressed when playing against Altrincham in the Cheshire Senior Cup. John made his debut the next day at Chester. He played in the Football League for his home town club, Huddersfield Town, between 2003 and 2007, appearing in 16(+32) games in all categories and scoring 7 goals. Whilst with Huddersfield he had loan spells at Torquay United (30/9/05 to 30/11/05, playing 3 games) and Wrexham (19/9/06 to 19/10/06, playing 4 games). He then played League football for Mansfield Town from 1/8/07, playing 11(+9) games in all competitions and netting 2 goals. The Stags released him on 27 March 2008 and he joined Alfreton Town. John had only joined Witton Albion in October 2009, having previously been at Salford City and Northwich Victoria. In September 2009 he had also registered with Alsager Town. After 15+6 appearances and 2 goals, John was released at the end of the season.


  • Formerly no. 23
  • James McCARTHY (d.o.b. 2 December 1985)

    Altrincham signed James McCarthy from Warrington Town on 27 August 2010. James, who lived in Altrincham at the time, had been on trial at Crewe Alexandra until a fortnight earlier and had turned down a move to Nantwich Town in 2009. Before joining Warrington he played for Mossley, Leek Town, Alsager Town, and Kidsgrove Athletic. James made his debut as a substiute on 30 August 2010 against Mansfield Town but was released on 26 October 2010 after eight appearances. Altrincham career: 5(+3) appearances, 0 goals.


  • Formerly no.17
  • Tom McCREADY (d.o.b. 7 January, 1991 in Ellesmere Port)

    Tom McCready is an ex-Everton graduate but a Liverpool FC supporter. In fact, he spent six years as a youngster with The Toffees, where he was a regular in the reserves, before joining Scottish club, Hibernian at the age of 18 in July 2009. before that, in February 2009, he was briefly on trial at Ipswich Town and the following month he also had a trial with Rochdale. Tom signed for Altrincham in August, 2010. Tom's elder brother Chris has many League appearances under his belt for Crewe Alexandra and Tranmere Rovers. He was released at the start of October 2010 and joined AFC Chester soon afterwards. Altrincham career appearances: 0(+2).


  • Former Manager
  • Ken McKENNA

    Former Alty striker Ken McKenna became the acting manager on the departure of Graham Heathcote on 14 September 2010 and was confirmed in post on 14 October 2010. Ken had become Altrincham assistant manager on 9 July 2009, succeeding Graham Barrow, after a spell scouting for Cambridge United. Ken hit 56 goals in his 100 matches in the Conference for Altrincham (1990-92) before moving into management in Wales.

    His playing career began at Poulton Victoria before he joined Tranmere Rovers, where he made four Football League appearances. He joined Telford United in 1983 and fitted in a spell at Runcorn before rejoining Tranmere Rovers in 1987. Next he rejoined Telford United before arriving at Altrincham for 199091.

    After a spell with Barrow, Ken joined Conwy United and then Bangor City before signing for TNS in 1998 becoming player manager in 200001. Under his control, TNS were three times runners up in the Welsh Premier League before he won three successive league titles between 200405 and 200607. After gaining European experience with TNS, he left in 2008 and briefly managed Cammell Laird.

    Ken almost managed to keep Alty in the Conferemnce but failure to beat Eastbourne Borough on the final day of the 2010-11 season meant relegation. Ken opted to leave and was subsequently appointed assistant manager at Morecambe in League Two.


  • Formerly no.27
  • Andrew MILNE (d.o.b. 9 September, 1990)

    Andrew joined on a one-month loan from Barrow on 14 October 2010, later extended to three months. He had recently completed a loan period at Gainsborough Trinity but prior to that had gained Football League experience with Darlington, where he played whilst on loan last season from Leeds United. He also has won representative honours with the Scotland under-18 team.

    After progressing through Leeds's Academy system he made his League debut for Darlington in December 2009 but got injured in his second match and went back to Elland Road before returning to Darlington for a further loan from March 2010. Leeds released him at the end of that season and he joined Barrow but, after two games of the 2010-11 season, he lost his place and went to The Northolme on loan to Brian Little's Trinity. Andy made his Alty debut on 16 October 2010 on the right of the back line against Fleetwood Town and has regularly started since.

    On completion of his loan, just after he had scored the winning goal against Rushden on 8 January 2011, Andy opted to move on as travelling from his home in York made playing for Altrincham difficult in terms of travel. Altrincham career appearances: 10(+1).


  • Formerly no.13
  • Russell SAUNDERS (d.o.b. 3 January 1989, at Bury, height 6ft 2ins)

    Russell was signed on 28 July 2009 after a very impressive string of performances in the pre-season games. However, he had been at Moss Lane earlier when, as a loan player from Wigan Athletic, he played as an emergency loan signing on 21 September 2007 following injuries to Stuart Coburn and Richard Acton. His debut on 22 September 2007 against Droylsden was eventful; his first action was to face a penalty after 9 minutes and then he was stretchered off after 60 minutes. As a result of his only being on a month's loan, that was the end of his Altrincham career until he rejoined in 2009. He made his second Alty debut at Ebbsfleet on 16 January 2010. Russell was released in early August 2010 and joined Hyde FC. Career appearances for Altrincham: 6


  • Formerly no. 19
  • Chris SENIOR (d.o.b. 18 November 1981, in Huddersfield)
    Chris signed for Altrincham in July 2007, having previously spent the latter part of 2006-07 season on loan at Moss Lane from Halifax Town, an arrangement which started on 19 January 2007. Halifax released Chris in the summer of 2007. He started his career at Huddersfield Town as a midfielder (3 years on YTS and 18 months as a professional) but, after being released in early 2003 as part of cost-cutting measures, he played briefly for Wakefield-Emley. After a trial with Halifax Town, in summer of 2003 the Huddersfield-born Senior joined Scarborough, where he stayed till summer 2005. He started 31(+36) league games for the Seadogs and netted 18 goals. In 2003-04 he set a Conference record by coming off the bench 36 times. Whilst with Scarborough he was selected for the England non-League squad. Chris made his Alty debut, at Woking, on 20 January 2007. After a scoring burst in late 2007, he was suspended for three games and found the going tougher on his return but still maintained a good scoring ratio per games played. In 2008-09 he again varied between starting games and being on the bench but, having secured a regular run of starts, he suffered a hamstring injury on 10 March and was sidelined for the rest of the season. When not playing for Alty, Chris is employed in the physio team at Sheffield United.

    Chris has become a qualified masseur whilst playing for Altrincham and works in that capacity for Sheffield United. After a bright start to 2009-10. He was sidelined by ankle ligament damage suffered at Kidderminster on 29 August 2009 but returned ten days later before picking up a three-match suspension in October. Since then Chris has become the club's leading scorer this season, a feat rewarded with the Blue Square Player of the Month award for February 2010. Chris left to join Darlington in May 2010.

    Altrincham career appearances: 114 (+31), 42 goals.

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    Formerly no.25
  • Matt SOMNER (d.o.b. 8 December 1982)

    Former Wales under-21 international Matt Somner joined Altrincham on a month's loan, later renewed till January 2011, from Mansfield Town on 14 October 2010. Raised in Middlesex, after almost a hundred League games for his local side Brentford, Matt joined Cambridge United, then Bristol Rovers, Aldershot Town and Notts County. He can play either in midfield or defence. Matt made his Alty debut in central midfield against Fleetwood on 16 October 2010. He returned initially to Field Mill but was linked to Tamworth. Altrincham career appearances: 11, 0 goals.


  • Formerly no.28
  • Sam WEDGBURY (d.o.b. 26 February, 1989 in West Bromwich)

    Altrincham FC signed Macclesfield Town's West Bromwich-born midfielder/defender Sam Wedgbury on a month's loan on 24 January 2011. Sam had previously played against Altrincham in a pre-season friendly in July, 2010.

    His previous clubs include Worcester City (2005-6) from where he joined Sheffield United for five-figure fee. He has laso had spells on loan at Mansfield Town (one league game in 2008-9) and the Hungarian side, Ferencvaros, which has an established link with The Blades. After breaking his foot in Hungary, he was released from Bramall Lane and joined Macclesfield Town in summer 2010. He has made 2(+8) League Two appearances for The Silkmen.

    After some impressive performances, Alty were unable to extend his loan and he returned to Macclesfield. Altrincham career appearances: 7, 3 goals.


  • Formerly no.22
  • Michael WELCH (d.o.b. 11 January 1982, at Crewe)

    Michael signed on loan for a month from Northwich Victoria on 20 February 2009; this was later extended till the end of the 2008-09 season. Of Irish extraction, Michael was born in Crewe but has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level. His career began with Barnsley, before he joined Macclesfield (124 games, 7 goals) from 2001 to 2005. From 2005 to 07 he was at Macclesfield Town where he played made 64 appearances and scored 6 goals. By the start of this season he had made 56 appearances for the Vics, scoring three times since joining them in 2007. He scored on his full debut for Altrincham against Weymouth on 14 March 2009. Having scored in his first two league starts for Alty, including a 70-yard freekick against Crawley, which won the Setanta Goal of the Season award, Michael was sadly sidelined with ankle ligament damage towards the end of the campaign and underwent an operation which kept him out at the start of the new season. Michael returned to action at Stevenage on 26 September 2009 but made only three starts before the end of the campaign. Michael was released at the end of the season but returned at the end of pre-season to rejoin the squad.

    Although he made 9(+4) appearances in 2010-11, Michael was unable to cement a regular place in the team and left in February, 2011. Photo, www.altrinchamfc.com. Altrincham career appearances: 21(+21), 3 goals.


  • Formerly no.5 & 22
  • Greg YOUNG (d.o.b. 25 April 1983, in Doncaster, height 6ft 3ins)

    Altrincham signed 6ft 3inch central defender Greg Young from Halifax Town on 4 January 2008. He joined till the end of the season after being released by the Shaymen. On arrival at Moss Lane he had made 13 starts (and a sub appearance) for Halifax whom he had joined on a permanent basis in February 2005, his last appearance for the Shaymen being just nine days before joining Alty. Greg has previously been with Sheffield Wednesday (traineee), Grimsby Town (League debut 2003), Northwich Victoria (loan) and Alfreton Town. After a substsitute appearance at left-back at Oxford on 5 January 2008, Greg made his full Altrincham debut at centre-back three days later at home to Kidderminster and played impressively for the rest of the season. Greg signed a two-year contract in summer 2008. As well as having good defensive capabilities, Greg has also been deployed successfully as an auxiliary striker. Greg, who is Doncaster-based, has been one of the most consistent performers over the last two seasons and was rewarded with the captaincy when Robbie Lawton was injured. He went down with mumps in mid-September 2009 but returned to action in early October. A number of Man of the Match performances and further games as captain underline his importance to the side.

    However, Greg left the club to join York on 24 May 2010. But he returned to Moss Lane on loan in February 2011. After 11 starts, he was recalled by York on 20 April 2011. Altrincham career appearances: 128(+8) 12 goals.



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