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Players & Staff who departed Altrincham in season 2018-19
or in close-season 2018

Lloyd BANNISTER (d.o.b. 29 September, 1996 in Liverpool)

After a spell at Wigan Athletic, right-back Lloyd played in Belgium (2016/17-2017/18) for Patro Eisden in Maasmechelen. He also played in the 2017 Caribbean Club Championships before joining Altrincham at the end of pre-season in July 2018. International clearance problems ruled out any involvement at the start of the league season 2018-19 but Lloyd had moved on to Atherton Collieries by early September 2018 without making any competitive appearances for Altrincham.

Altrincham appearances: 0.

Brendon DANIELS (d.o.b. 24 September 1993 in Stoke on Trent)

Brendon's signing, on a one-month loan from Port Vale, was announced on 28 July 2018. He is a left-winger who started out at Crewe Alexandra in May 2011 before former Alty boss Neil Young signed him for Chester FC on a month's loan. Next came a brief spell at Gateshead before he joined Tamworth at the start of 2014-15 season, at the end of which he signed for Harrogate Town.

For the following season he joined AFC Fylde (May 2016) but, once more, he made a summer move, this time to Alfreton Town for 2017-18 season. In May 2018 he joined Port Vale, initially on a six-month contract.

Altrincham appearances: 4(+3) 0 goals

Bay DOWNING (d.o.b. 16 May, 1996 in Liverpool)

Bay was signed in late July, 2018 after playing in three pre-season games, operating primarily on the right wing. He went to Millfield School before spending time in the USA where he played for Tampa Spartans (2015-17). After making his debut as a substitute against FC United of Manchester, and one further appearance from the bench at Darlington, he signed dual registration forms with Wiltshire side Salisbury during August 2018 and scored for them several times in his opening games for the Step Three club.

Altrincham appearances: 0(+2).

Anthony DWYER (d.o.b. 13 December 1996)

Anthony was manager Phil Parkinson's first new signing of summer 2018 when he joined on 17 May 2018. Ironically, his last game of the 2017-18 season had been against Altrincham for Hednesford Town, a club he had joined in March 2018 from AFC Telford United. He had joined Telford in the summer of 2017 before his move to the Pitmen in March 2018.

Anthony has dual Montserrat and England eligibility. He started out at Mansfield Town in the Stags' under-19s in 2015/16 before joining Stafford Rangers in November 2016. He soon moved on to Matlock Town and also had a spell with Ilkeston before he joined AFC Telford United.

Anthony's departure from the club, by mutual agreement, was announced on 6 July 2018, without his having made an appearance.

Altrincham appearances: 0.

Sam HEATHCOTE (d.o.b. 5 August 1997)

Sam was a junior striker at Manchester United and, following his release, he graduated through Altrincham's youth team and reserves to sign Conference forms, as a back-up for the first-team, in March 2015. Converted to a centre-back in the Alty Youth and Reserves' teams, he was first included in the first-team squad for 2015-16. The son of former Alty player and manager, Graham Heathcote, Sam has represented Cheshire County FA Youth.

He made a remarkable debut for the first team, coming on as an injury-time substitute against eventual champions Cheltenham Town on 5 September 2015. Within some ninety seconds he had scored the winning goal! With his opportunities in the first team limited, after making 5(+4) appearances in 2016-17, Sam went on loan to Hyde United. On his return he re-established himself as a regular member of the matchday squad.

Latterly, Sam has become a popular coach with the Altrincham FC community venture. On 26 July 2017 it was announced that Sam had opted to leave the club after manager Phil Parkinson had indicated that he could not be promised a regular place in the starting eleven. He then joined fellow ex-Altrincham team-mates Kyle Brownhill and Jerome Wright at Ramsbottom United where he reverted to a striker's role. However, he made a welcome return to Altrincham on 1 March 2018 but moved to Hyde United in May 2018 in search of more regular starts. Altrincham appearances: 35(+26), 1 goal.

Sean MILLER (d.o.b. 9 May 1995)

Right-sided midfielder Sean Miller (21) was signed in early June 2016 from Connah’s Quay Nomads. A speedy winger, he had earlier been in Chester's youth system, when Neil Young was manager there. At Connah's Quay he was Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year as well as being top scorer. He was also named Welsh Premier League Young Player of the Year in 2015. He missed most of 2016-17 pre-season through injury, making his first appearance in a friendly against Witton Albion on 1 August 2016. He made his Altrincham debut as a substitute on 9 August 2016 at FC Halifax Town.

Despite suffering a couple of injuries, Sean made a very positive impression at Altrincham, with 10 goals in 19(+5) appearances up to the point where he signed an extended contract on 14 January 2017. But he then missed several months of the season through injury and remained in rehabilitation into September 2017. After returning as a substitute he went on a month's loan to Colne, to regain full match fitness, from the start of November 2017. In February 2018, Sean went to Trafford on loan.

Sean was back at Moss Lane for 2018-19 pre-season but, after a number of pre-season friendlies, manager Phil Parkinson allowed him to leave. Altrincham appearances: 22(+15), 11 goals.

Tom PEERS (d.o.b. 23 October, 1995)

Born in Warrington, Tom came through the Chester FC youth system (2013-16) where he made 3(+21) first-team appearances under manager Neil Young. Tom then went on loan to 1874 Northwich FC and, in January 2015, he started a month's loan at Marine.

In December 2015 he went on a month's loan to Salford City, with a similar loan stay at Hednesford Town following that. In 2016 he briefly joined Hednesford before a summer 2016 move to AFC Telford United. However, he soon moved on to Warrington Town (Sept. 2016) and then Droylsden (Dec. 2016 to Feb. 2017). At that point he joined Nantwich Town and followed manager Phil Parkinson to Altrincham in summer 2017.

Although his Altrincham appearances in 2017 were more often from the bench than from kick-off, by mid-November 2017 he had participated in more Altrincham games than any other member of the squad and had weighed in with some important goals. 2018-19 also saw him primarily deployed as a substitute and on 1 November it was announced that he had opted to move to FC United in the hope of more consistent game time. Ironically he left Moss Lane whilst top of the chart for goals scored per minutes played in 2018/19 season!

Appearances appearances: 30(+29), 14 goals.

Laurence TAYLOR (d.o.b. 5 September 1996)

A dependable central midfielder, Laurence made his first-team debut in the Cheshire Senior Cup on 3 February 2016 and on 6 December 2016 he also started the first-team FA Trophy match against Blyth Spartans. Prior to that he had been captain of the Altrincham FC Youth team, with whom he won the league, and after that was a Reserves' player. Laurence again signed first-team forms, for then manager Jim Harvey, in September 2016 and made several appearances in cup competitions before he made his league debut on 14 January 2017. He was named Altrincham FC Man of the Match on his debut and, the same day, it was announced that he had signed a contract with the club until the end of 2017-18 season. By the latter part of 2016-17 season he was a regular starter in central midfield but his 2017-18 season was affected by injury in September 2017, which sidelined him for several weeks.

Laurence went on a month's loan to Hednesford Town at the end of November, 2017 and, after a brief return to Altrincham, started a month's loan at Trafford in mid-January 2018, which was renewed in mid-February. In the close season of 2018 he signed for our Shawe View neighbours. Altrincham appearances: 25(+6), 0 goals.