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Altrincham FC
2023-24 First-Team Squad.

For details of the previous season's (2022-23) squad, click here.

First-Team Squad Members, 2023-24
The criterion for inclusion is being named in a first-team squad.

For players who left the club during the season or the 2023 close season, see the list of Departed Players at the foot of this page.

  • Lucas ALDCROFT - TBA
  • Justin AMALUZOR - 11
  • Dior ANGUS - 14
  • Joel BAILEY
  • Lewis BAINES - 4
  • Lewis BANKS - 2
  • Liam BROCKBANK - 12
  • George BURROUGHS - 32
  • Oliver BYRNE - 1 on loan to Cork City
  • Christopher CONN-CLARKE- 10
  • Jake COOPER - 15
  • Oliver CRANKSHAW - 27
  • Marcus DACKERS - 25 on loan from Salford City
  • Justin DONAWA - 17
  • Harry DOUGLAS
  • Owen GERMAN - 18 on loan to Warrington Rylands
  • Matthew GOULD - 21
  • Harrison HOWELLS
  • Amaar HUSSAIN
  • Edward JONES - 3
  • James JONES - 5
  • Joey JONES - 22
  • Tom JONES - 20
  • Matty KOSYLO- 7
  • Sean LAWTON on loan at Nantwich Town
  • Regan LINNEY - 9
  • Isaac MARRIOTT - 8
  • Ewan McGEADY - 24
  • Alex NEWBY - 30 on loan from Colchester United
  • Elliot OSBORNE - 6
  • Kaiden POWELL
  • Sam ROSCOE - 16
  • Ethan ROSS - 29
  • Gerald SITHOLE - 28 on loan from Bolton Wanderers
  • Loui WILLIAMS - 23
  • George WILSON - 19
  • Oliver WRIGHT
  • The squad, in numerical order of 2023-24 numbers: 1. Oliver BYRNE, 2. Lewis BANKS, 3. Eddy JONES, 4. Lewis BAINES, 5. James JONES, 6. Elliot OSBORNE, 7. Matty KOSYLO, 8. Isaac MARRIOTT, 9. Regan LINNEY, 10. Chris CONN-CLARKE, 11. Justin AMALUZOR, 12. Liam BROCKBANK, 14. Dior ANGUS, 15. Jake COOPER, 16. Sam ROSCOE, 17. Justin DONAWA, 18. Owen GERMAN, 19. George WILSON, 20. Tom JONES, 21. Matthew GOULD, 22. Joey JONES, 23. Loui WILLIAMS, 24. Ewan McGEADY, 25. Marcus DACKERS, 27. Oliver CRANKSHAW, 28. Gerald SITHOLE, 29. Ethan ROSS, 30. Alex NEWBY, 32. George BURROUGHS. Players not allocated a squad number: Lucas ALDRIDGE, Joel BAILEY, Jack CHANDLER, Harry DOUGLAS, Harrison HOWELLS, Sean LAWTON, Kaiden POWELL, Oliver PARTINGTON, Oliver WRIGHT.


    No. 1
    Oliver BYRNE (d.o.b. 31 December 1997)

    Altrincham unveiled Oliver Byrne as the replacement for established keeper Tony Thompson on 26 June 2022. Although he was born locally and attended Wellington Road school, he actually joined Alty from Welsh club Connah's Quay Nomads "for an undisclosed fee".

    From 2014-16 Oliver was in the Manchester United youth structure and was in their under-18s' cohort with Marcus Rashford. In 2016, he moved on to Cardiff City, after completing his scholarship at United. In November 2017, Byrne arrived at Chorley on loan from the Bluebirds' under-23 set-up.

    From Cardiff's Academy Byrne joined Blackburn Rovers under-23s early in 2018. In September 2018, he spent a month's loan period from the Welsh club at Bamber Bridge in the Northern Premier League.

    In January 2019 he joined Stevenage in EFL2 on a free transfer from Blackburn Rovers, though he did not make a League appearance for the Borough. After he had been released by Stevenage in July 2019, he spent two months at Atherton Collieries, where he played ten games.

    He then went on trial at Connah's Quay in November 2019 and in January 2020 he signed for the Nomads. In February 2020 he went on loan to Airbus UK till the end of May 2020.

    His competitive debut for Altrincham was delayed by a lengthy process of international clearance following his move from Wales but he then established himself as the regular first-choice keeper for 2022-23.

    Having appeared regularly in pre-season, on 27 July 2023, in the wake of Ethan Ross's arrival, it was announced that Ollie was going on loan to Cork City and he reamined there until their season ended in November 2023.

    Altrincham appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 44.

    No. 21
    Matthew GOULD (d.o.b. 7 January 1994 in Warwick)

    Matthew's arrival at Moss Lane from Spennymoor Town was revealed on 16 August 2020. By chance he had been in goal for The Moors in what was the last Alty home game of the 2019-20 league season before lockdown and the suspension of fixtures in March 2020.

    Gould had been at Spennymoor since the start of 2018-19 season. His father is goalkeeper Jonathan Gould (Glasgow Celtic) and he is the grandson of prolific striker and manager of Wimbledon's "Crazy Gang", Bobby Gould.

    Matthew was brought up in New Zealand and his goalkeeping career began there at Hawke's Bay United (2011). From there, he moved into football in Western Australia (2014) and his first English club was Cheltenham Town, a club he joined early in the 2014-15 season. From there he had a loan at Bishop's Cleeve (2015) before heading up to Scotland where he played for Livingston (2015/16)in a spell which included a loan to Stenhousemuir.

    Early in 2016 he went, at first on loan, to Stourbridge where, in 2017-18, he played against Alty in the NPL. At the end of that season, he joined Spennymoor Town where he kept 20 clean sheets in 50 games in 2018-19. In the play-off final against Chorley, who had beaten Alty on penalties in the semi-final, Gould saved two penalties in the shoot-out.

    He made his debut for Altrincham in the CSC at Barnton on 4 November 2020.

    But despite being a regular at Spennymoor, at Altrincham he did not make his league debut until 3 May 2021 at Solihull and, indeed, over the whole season was only named on the bench for four other league games. In cup matches he played once, in the Cheshire Senior Cup, and was an unused sub for two other ties.

    Injury in a pre-season match in summer 2021 was a factor in his exclusion from the first four matchday squads of 2021-22 before, on 24 September 2021, it was announced that he was going to Nantwich Town, on dual registration, to regain match fitness. Owing to injury to Tony Thompson, Matt was recalled from Nantwich on 13 October 2021, having made five appearances in which just three goals were conceded.

    But Matt then returned to Nantwich Town and whilst there, in January 2022, he was called up to the New Zealand international squad for matches in the Middle East but was an unused substitute. It was also announced, in early February, that Matt would remain on loan at Nantwich till the end of the season but on his return in May 2022, it was announced that he would be remaining at Alty for 2022-23.

    In addition to his role at Altrincham, Matt also coaches the under-18s and under-23s at Wigan Athletic. Having started the 2022-23 season in goal for the first-team, Matty suffered a bad facial injury in the second fixture, at Bromley. Having not played any National League after that, it was announced on Boxing Day 2022 that he would go on loan for a month to Ashton United but by 10 January he had been recalled.

    On 7 February 2023 it was announced that Matt was going on loan to Chorley. However, he returned before the end of the campaign to cover for the injured Byrne. Altrincham appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 18.

    No. 29
    Ethan ROSS (d.o.b. 6 March 1997 in Enfield)

    Six-foot five-inch Ethan Ross initially joined Altrincham on loan for the 2023-24 season from Stockport County in a deal announced on 25 July 2023.

    After 15 impressive appearances, which included his saving three of the five penalties that he had faced, Ethan joined Altrincham on a permanent basis in a deal announced on 13 October 2023.

    He had come through the youth teams at Arsenal and Cambridge United before joining West Bromwich Albion, from where he played against Alty as early as 2016-17 season whilst on loan at Worcester City. As well as his loan to Worcester he also had a spell with Redditch United whilst at The Hawthorns.

    In 2018 he joined Colchester United from where he went on loan to Maidstone United early in 2019.

    After Colchester he signed for Lincoln City in summer 2020. The Imps loaned him to Weymouth in January 2021, where he again faced Altrincham.

    The summer of 2021 saw him join Stockport County and in spring 2022 he went on loan to Aldershot Town and again faced The Robins.

    He spent the 2022-23 season on loan at York City, which remarkably became the fifth club for which Ethan had played in a game against Altrincham, following appearances against the Robins for Worcester City, Weymouth, Aldershot Town and Stockport County. Ethan made his Robins debut at Macclesfield in a pre-season game on 26 July 2023.

    Altrincham appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    Lucas ALDCROFT (d.o.b. TBC)

    Teenager Lucas's first team debut came in the CSC in November 2023 when he started the game. He had joined the club aged seven and progressed through the age groups to the Reserves.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    Joel BAILEY (d.o.b. TBC)

    Reserve and youth player Joel was named in the squad to face Sandbach United in the Cheshire Senior Cup in October 2022 but, unfortunately, he did not get onto the pitch.

    However, he did get on the pitch as a substitute the following year when he faced 1874 Northwich in the CSC on 11 October 2023.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. 4
    Lewis BAINES (d.o.b. 10 October 1998 in Brighton)

    The arrival of left-sided centre-back Lewis Baines at Altrincham was announced on 30 May 2022.

    Lewis started out at Fleetwood Town, from where he had loan spells with Bamber Bridge (2017) and Ashton United (2018).

    After making his debut for Fleetwood Town in the EFL Trophy late in 2018, loans at Chorley (December 2018) and Stockport County followed (January 2019). After leaving Fleetwood, he signed for Chorley in July 2019. The Magpies were then in the National League but were relegated back to the North division at the end of that season. In all he has made well over 100 appearances for Chorley and has an England C cap to his name, when he was a used sub against Wales in April 2022.

    Injury sidelined Lewis for eleven games after starting the first six Alty fixtures of 2022-23 and also caused him to miss games at the end of the campaign. However, he proved dependable through the core of the season.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 38(+1), 1 goal.

    No. 2
    Lewis BANKS (d.o.b. 14 April, 1997 in Stoke-on-Trent)

    The signing of right-back Lewis Baines was announced on 14 June 2023. He had ended the 2022-23 campaign up at Arbroath in the Scottish second-tier where he had made 12(+1) league appearances. Prior to that he had made 118 appearances for Sligo Rovers, since early 2019, in the Republic of Ireland and had appeared for them in the European Conference League.

    However, Lewis had started out at his hometown club of Stoke City where he had played up to under-23 level before leaving to join Stafford Rangers in summer 2018.

    Lewis soon established himself as the regular right-back at Altrincham.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. 12
    Liam BROCKBANK (d.o.b. 2 March 2001 in Millom, Cumbria)

    Left-back Liam Brockbank joined Altrincham in a move announced on 7 June 2022, having spent the previous season at Lancaster City. His season at The Giant Axe, followed two years with Workington.

    As an eight year-old he had joined Carlisle United and played for their Academy before being released after nine years with the Cumbrians. He joined Lancaster City at that point (2019) and was also called up to the England Futsal team in 2019.

    In mid-October 2022, it was announced that Liam had gone on loan to Gloucester City for the rest of the season. He did not figure in Alty's 2023-24 pre-season nor the early league season having sufered an ACL injury.

    He remained sidelined till NOvember 2023 when he started to appear in pre-match warm-ups.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 4(+2).

    No. 32
    George BURROUGHS (d.o.b. 21 September, 2002)

    After little more than half an hour on the pitch, spread across two pre-season games, central defender/right-back George Burroughs was revealed as an Altrincham signing on 7 August, 2023.

    Before joining Altrincham, he had been at Coventry City since a child and had played at under-19 and under-21 level for Scotland. George has been given little game time as of November 2023 but has proved dependable when employed.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. 23
    Jake COOPER (d.o.b. 2 January 2001 in Burnley)

    Centre-half Jake Cooper was signed from Rotherham United in the summer of 2022, the deal being announced on 11 June. However, he had finished the previous campaign (2021-22) at Moss Lane, on a one-month loan from The Millers which started on 1 February 2022. On 4 March it was announced that his loan had been extended till the end of the 2021-22 season.

    Raised in Sheffield, he was a forward in the Sheffield United youth system before converting to a defensive role.

    At Rotherham he had made three EFL Trophy appearances for Rotherham United before his arrival at Moss Lane.

    He has previous non-League experience, having had two loan spells at Gateshead in 2019-20 and 2020-21, making 29 appearances for The Heed before he also made two appearances for Hartlepool United in 2021.

    Indeed, in March 2021 he was an unused sub for the Monkeyhangers at the J. Davidson Stadium as Alty hosted Hartlepool behind closed doors.

    In 2021-22 season, he made eleven appearances and scored three goals when on loan at National North club Darlington before he returned to Rotherham a fortnight ahead of his arrival at Altrincham, where he made his debut at centre-back on 5 February 2022.

    Having played the full ninety minutes in eight successive league games, Jake was sidelined by a tendon injury in early November 2022. On 24 February 2023 it was announced that he was going on a one-month loan to Darlington in National League North. On 23 March it was confirmed that that loan had been extended till the end of the National North season.

    In 2023 he established a good partnership with Lewis Baines at the heart of the defence.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 23(+4), 2 goals.

    No. 2
    Edward JONES (d.o.b. 25 October 2001)

    Eddy Jones, a left-back, rejoined Altrincham for a second loan spell from Stoke City on 2 September 2022. The loan will continue for four months till New Year 2023. The previous season Eddy had signed up for a season-long loan from The Potters on 3 February 2022.

    He joined the Potteries club from Bury and he went on to make 12 appearances in a loan spell at AFC Telford United before playing three games in EFL 2 for Hartlepool United at the start of 2021-22 season. His loan spell in the North East saw him make six appearances in all for Hartlepool.

    He returned to Stoke in January 2022 before his first move to Altrincham, where he made an assured debut at left-back on 5 February 2022.

    Eddy has representative honours at under-17 and under-21 for Wales. He went straight into the starting eleven at left-back on his "second coming" to the club and on 10 January 2023 it was announced that Eddy had signed on as an Altrincham player after leaving Stoke City.

    A virtual ever-present, Jones made the left-back berth his own in 2022-23, a pattern which continued into 2023-24.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 61(+1), 2 goals .

    No. 5
    James JONES (d.o.b. 13 March 1997)

    James's return to Altrincham was unveiled on 28 July 2022 after he had rejected a contract renewal at Barrow.

    James first played as a trialist for Alty in July 2017 but, in August, decided to try his luck elsewhere. However, he returned to sign for Altrincham in time to make his competitive debut on 23 August 2017.

    Before joining Altrincham, James had spent three seasons with Welsh Premier club The New Saints, progressing from their Academy to first team. His first season at Alty was slightly curtailed by a hamstring injury shortly before the end of the campaign.

    But 2018-19 saw him establish himself as the regular partner for Tom Hannigan at the heart of the Altrincham defence.

    That season he was a virtual ever-present and started 2019-20, once more, as first choice in the right-sided centre-back role until illness briefly cost him his place in New Year 2020. However, what turned out to be an excellent 2019-20 season culminated in his decision to leave Altrincham for Barrow in the Football League, a decision announced on 19 July 2020.

    After starting eight of the first nine games of 2022-23, James lost his place to Jake Cooper but soon re-established himself as a regular starter. For 2023-24 he is the senior professional at the club and it was not surprising that on 22 July 2023 it was announced that James would be the team captain for the season.

    He started regularly at the start of 2023-24 before temporarily losing his place.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 154(+8), 17 goals.

    No. TBA
    Sean LAWTON (d.o.b. 12 September 2003)

    As a trialist, Sean played at left-back on 11 October 2023 in the Cheshire Senior Cup. He is a product of Creww Alexandra's youth system who was released by The Railywaymen at the end of 2022-23 season.

    He had spent the start of 2022-23 on loan at Nantwich Town but was recalled in the spring. He then experienced another loan, this time at Hereford FC

    Sean was reported as on loan again at Nantwich, from Altrincham, in late October 2023.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    Ewan McGEADY (d.o.b. c.2005)

    After starting out as a 9 year-old at Stoke City, right-back Ewan moved on to Wrexham for four years, before he joined the Altrincham FC academy in 2021. He went out on loan to Alsager Town just after his eighteenth birthday.

    Ewan made his Alty debut in the Cheshire Senior Cup against Vauxhall Motors on 31 January 2023.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 1.

    Kaiden POWELL (d.o.b. 2007)

    As a sixteen year-old, Kaiden was named on the bench in the CSC in November 2023 and he appeared during the second half as a substitute. Earlier he had progressed through the Altrincham FC age groups to the Academy, for whom he played as captain, and the Reserves.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. 16
    Sam ROSCOE (d.o.b. 16 June 1998 in Altrincham)

    On 16 June 2023 Sam Roscoe became the fourth summer signing to be unveiled by Altrincham. The 6 ft 5 inch, left-footed defender joined after leaving Northern Ireland club Linfield.

    Although he is a local lad, he started out with Aberdeen where he was contracted from summer 2016, but he did not make a first-team appearance.

    In summer 2018 he went on loan to Alloa Athletic and stayed there all season, appearing 25 times for the club.

    In summer 2019 he moved to Ayr United (35 apps) before moving to Northern Ireland on a two-year deal with Linfield in summer 2021, where he made 84 appearances.

    Sam is a cousin and former school-mate of Alty keeper Ollie Byrne. After a spell out of the side he returned in November 2023.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.


    No. TBA
    Jack CHANDLER (d.o.b. 2007)

    As a sixteen year-old, Alty reserve Jack made his first team debut from the bench in the Cheshire Senior Cup on 11 October 2023.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. TBA
    Harry DOUGLAS (d.o.b. TBC)

    As a member of the Altrincham Reserves squad, Harry was named on the bench for the Cheshire Senior Cup against 1874 Northwich on 11 October 2023.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. 18
    Owen GERMAN (d.o.b. c.2005)

    A "deep-lying" midfielder, Owen made his debut for Altrincham in the Cheshire Senior Cup on 11 October 2022 at Sandbach. Despite only being seventeen he had already captained the Altrincham FC Academy side on occasions.

    Owen is a product of the Crewe Alexandra youth system, having spent more than a decade at Gresty Road before his release at the age of sixteen. In early 2023 he went on loan at Irlam in the North West Counties League Premier Division. In late April 2023 he was an unused sub for Altrincham in the Cheshire Senior Cup Final at Moss Lane.

    Despite not having made a league appearance, his promise was such that he was signed up for the first-team squad for 2023-24. However, on 27 July 2023, it was announced that Owen was going on a season-long loan to Wythenshawe Town. However, that arrangement was curtailed owing to injuries to other squad members.

    Consequently he was named in three Altrincham National League squads in October 2023 and also played in the CSC tie that month against 1874 Northwich in which he also converted a penalty in a shoot-out.

    On 20 October it was announced that he was commencing a one-month loan at Warrington Rylands in the Northern Premier League's Premier Division. However, by November 2023 he was on loan at Warrington Rylands.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 1(+1).

    No. 22
    Joey JONES (dob 15 April 1994)

    Joey Jones's arrival at Alty was announced on 15 June 2023.

    In 2022-23 he had been at Solihull Moors who released him that summer.

    After a youth career at league clubs, he had joined Woking, initially on loan, from Yeovil Town in 2014 before signing on for the Cards. Next, he moved on to Eastleigh in 2018.

    In 2019 he moved into the EFL with Salford City

    Next, he signed for Dagenham & Redbridge from where he went on loan to Grimsby Town before he joined the Moors, making 19 league appearances for them in 2022-23.

    Though English-born he has represented Northern Ireland at various age-group levels. In 2023 pre-season he showed himself to be a vocal midfield organizer but an injury cost him the latter part of pre-season before a broken foot further surtailed his appearances.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. 8
    Isaac MARRIOTT (d.o.b. 11 October 1999)

    Central midfielder Isaac's signing from Bradford (Park Avenue) "for an undisclosed fee" was announced on Christmas Eve 2021.

    A former Huddersfield Town product, a club he joined as a nine year-old, he was loaned to Larne in Northern Ireland in January 2019 before joining the Bradford club on loan in 2019-20 season. He made 25 appearances for the West Yorkshire club that season before returning to Huddersfield.

    Before his spell in Northern Ireland with Larne, Isaac has also had loan spells at clubs which included Brighouse Town and Warrington Town.

    Following his release by Huddersfield Town in summer 2020, he returned to Yorkshire and signed for Bradford (Park Avenue) where he had made fifteen appearances in 2021-22 before signing for Phil Parkinson at Altrincham. At Bradford he also played as an attacking midfielder and was rewarded with several goals.

    However he completed ninety minutes just once in the first eight league fixtures of his Alty career, only actually appearing four times in that period. But once he had regained fitness he became an ever-present starter for the final sixteen games of the 2021-22 campaign.

    A pre-season injury in summer 2022 meant that Isaac missed the start of the 2022-23 season and it was league game 18 before he started a game, on 8 November 2022. However, he soon re-established himself as a key figure in the team and was rewarded with a two-year contract extension, announced at the end of March 2023.

    On 22 July 2023 it was announced that James would be the Altrincham team's vice-captain for the 2023-24 season.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 52(+3), 1 goal.

    No. 30
    Alex NEWBY (d.o.b. 21 November, 1995 in Barrow)

    Alex's arrival from Colchester United, on loan until 2 January 2024, was announced on 21 September 2023. He had previously played against Alty, notably for Chorley.

    A Barrovian, he is the twin brother of Elliot Newby who had two successful loan spells at Altrincham.

    Alex arrived at Moss Lane with a wealth of higher level experience, having made 108 EFL appearances. For Rochdale he made 54(+20) appearances and scored 12 goals. At Colchester United he played 17(+17) matches and scored three times. So, overall he had 71(+37) EFL appearances to his credit and had scored 15 goals in those matches.

    Alex scored for Alty within five minutes of his debut, against Ebbsfleet United, on 23 September 2023.

    Appearances to end of 2022-23 season: 0

    No. 6
    Elliot OSBORNE (d.o.b. 16 May 1996)

    On 6 January 2022, following his release by Stevenage of EFL2, Altrincham announced the signing of centre-midfielder Elliot Osborne.

    Osborne is one of Phil Parkinson's many Altrincham signings who had formerly played under him at Nantwich Town. Elliot started out in the youth system at Port Vale but, after the Valiants released him, he joined Staffordshire club Newcastle Town as an 18 year-old in 2014.

    In February 2015 he moved across the county border to Cheshire to sign for Nantwich Town where he netted 22 times from midfield. In summer 2016 he signed for Fleetwood Town of League One but in September 2016 he went out on loan to Tranmere Rovers.

    In January 2017 he went on another loan, to Stockport County and then Morecambe in League Two at the start of the 2017-18 campaign. However, in early 2018 he was transferred from Fleetwood to Southport for an undisclosed fee.

    In late September 2018 he again went on loan to Stockport County and in November he signed for the Hatters, where he went on to record 79 appearances and 11 goals.

    In summer 2020 he was signed by League Two Stevenage and played 30 games there in 2020–21 season.

    He played every minute of all but two of his 23 league appearances for Altrincham in 2021-22 and was an ever-present starter in 2022-23 by October 2022 but, in the latter part of the season, he was often a used substitute. However, 2023-24 saw him playing well as a regular starter once again.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 37(+11), 2 goals.

    No. TBA
    Oliver PARTINGTON (d.o.b. TBC)

    As an Altrincham reserve, Oliver made his first start in a first-team game in the Cheshire Senior Cup on 11 October 2023 and he added a substitute appearance the following month.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. 19
    George WILSON (d.o.b. 10 March, 2001 in Todmorden)

    George was announced as a new signing on 24 June 2023, with manager Parkinson stating that he would go out on loan for the 2023-24 season at National League North level. The Alty manager described him as a "box to box midfielder" though earlier in his career he had been a right-back.

    Before joining Coalville in summer 2022 on a season-long contract, George had played for Loughborough University and for third-tier Swedish club Ljungskile SK. However, an injury sidelined hime after his second appearance in September 2023 before he returned to action in late November.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. TBA
    Oliver WRIGHT (d.o.b. TBC)

    Reserves' midfielder Olly Wright made his first-team debut in the Cheshire Senior Cup against 1874 Northwich on 11 October 2023 and again played in the second round in November.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.


    no. 11
    Justin AMALUZOR (d.o.b. 17 October, 1996 in Southwark, London)

    Justin's arrival from Aldershot Town for an undisclosed fee was unveiled on 22 June 2023.

    Having started at Luton Town and, after a brief spell at Dartford, Justin spent three years at Barnet (2015–2018) where he made 19 appearances.

    Loans at Hayes & Yeading United, Hemel Hempstead Town, Hampton & Richmond Borough and Bognor Regis Town preceded his departure from The Hive for Braintree Town (2018/19), which was followed by a spell with Maidstone United (2019/21).

    2021–2022 saw him up in Scotland at Motherwell, where he played 13 times, before he spent 2022-23 season at Aldershot.

    In 2016, whilst at Barnet he changed to using his current name having previously been known as Justin Nwogu.

    As a winger he is said to prefer to play on the right flank but to cut in and deliver with his left foot, skills he soon displayed in the 2023-24 campaign. He wears the name "Justin" on his shirt-back and has made an impressive start to his Altrincham career with a number of goals.

    Appearances to end of 2022-23 season: 0

    Dior ANGUS (d.o.b. 18 January 1994)

    Dior's arrival was announced on 13 June 2023 following his departure from Harrogate Town.

    After starting out with Solihull Moors, Dior's early career was marked by spells with a string of mostly Midlands clubs, namely Leamington (on loan), Banbury United (on loan), Kidderminster Harriers, Worcester City (on loan), Daventry Town, Stratford Town and Redditch United.

    Port Vale signed him from Redditch in early 2018 and from there he had loans with Tamworth, Nuneaton Borough and Barrow, where he became contracted in summer 2019.

    In January 2021 he moved on to Wrexham and then to Harrogate Town in September 2022. He made nine EFL2 appearances at Wetherby Road but failed to score. However, he scored three times for Alty in the first six matches of 2023-24 season before suffering a more fallow period.

    Appearances to end of 2022-23 season: 0

    No. 10
    Christopher CONN-CLARKE (d.o.b. 22 November 2001)

    Attacking midfielder Chris is now in his third spell at Altrincham but his first as a club employee rather than a loanee.

    He first joined Altrincham on a one-month loan from Fleetwood Town on 3 February 2022. However, after he had made a promising Altrincham debut, in a no.10 role, on 5 February 2022 against Woking, early in his second game, at King's Lynn, a foul tackle led to his being stretchered off. The extent of the injury meant that his loan was curtailed, as was announced on 15 February 2022.

    Chris's return to Alty, on a second loan from Fleetwood Town, was announced on 21 July 2022. His skill as a number ten was again demonstrated in 2022-23 season. He became an ever-present and was the club's leading scorer with ten goals (9 in the league) when his loan was terminated after the match against Boreham Wood on 28 January 2023.

    Rather than give Chris a chance to compete for a first-team place at Fleetwood, he was loaned out to Waterford, the now gaoled owner's club in Ireland, where he had a relatively undistinguished, and certainly unhappy, time.

    His third arrival at Altrincham was announced on 16 June 2023, for what was a club record, but undisclosed, transfer fee, on the termination of his contract at Fleetwood.

    His career had started out at Linfield and then Glentoran in his native Northern Ireland before he joined Burnley in 2018. He played twice during a loan spell with Chorley from October 2020 before joining Fleetwood Town in February 2021.

    He made his EFL debut for Fleetwood in September 2021 and has played for Northern Ireland's under 17s, 19s and 21s.

    Appearances to end of 2022-23 season: 33(+1), 10 goals

    No. 27
    Oliver CRANKSHAW (d.o.b. 12, August, 1998)

    The signing of Oliver Crankshaw from Stockport County for an undisclosed fee was announced on 30 August 2023; it was the eleventh signing of the summer.

    A winger, he started out at Preston North End before having spells with Ramsbottom United, Clitheroe and Colne as well as for Morecambe under-23s.

    From there he joined Curzon Ashton and then Wigan Athletic, in early 2019, before he was loaned back to The Nash.

    A loan move to Dundee followed, a year later. He left Wigan for Bradford City in February 2021 before joining Stockport County.

    Ollie returned to Scotland in January 2023, again on loan.

    He had made more than fifty appearances for his previous employer, Stockport County, before leaving for Altrincham. However, in only his second appearance for Altrincham he suffered an ACL injury which prematurely ended his season.

    Appearances to end of 2022-23 season: 0

    No. 25
    Marcus DACKERS (d.o.b. 9 January 2003)

    It was announced on 24 November 2023 that Marcus had signed on loan for Altrincham from Salford City. He scored just 14 minutes into his debut, the following day.

    Still only twenty years of age, the 6ft 7inch tall, but very mobile, striker has had most of his experience on loan from Salford, for whom he signed in 2021.

    The loans, at Stalybridge Celtic, Chester FC, Southend United and Woking all saw him scoring regularly.

    His childhood and youth years were spent first at Manchester City and then, for six years, at Brighton & Hove Albion.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. 17
    Justin DONAWA (d.o.b. 27 June 1996 in Bermuda)

    Having turned down a contract renewal at Solihull Moors, Bermudan winger Justin Donawa was signed by Altrincham in a move announced on 23 June 2023.

    After leaving Bermuda, he started his football career in the USA, where he enjoyed a pre-season with Columbus Crew but was not signed by the MLS club.

    His experience in the UK began with a trial at Aberdeen in Scotland before he moved to England and joined Darlington in the National League North for 2019-20 season, where he played against Altrincham in a 1-1 draw at Moss Lane in which he was a used substitute.

    Early in 2020-21 season he joined Solihull Moors from where he has joined Altrincham.

    He is a Bermudan football international and has played in World Cup qualifiers for his country. In addition, Justin is also an accomplished cricketer and athlete.

    Whilst at Solihull he faced Alty in 2021, scoring his side's equaliser before they emerged 2-1 winners. Injury and international absences with Bermuda limited his appearances in the early part of 2023-24.

    Appearances to end of 2022-23 season: 0

    No. TBA
    Harrison HOWELLS (d.o.b. 2007)

    Harrison, a pacey striker, was believed to be the youngest-ever Altrincham player to feature in a first-team fixture when he came on as a substitute on 11 October, 2023 in a Cheshire Senior Cup tie against 1874 Northwich and again in the folowing round in November.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. TBA
    Amaar HUSSAIN (d.o.b. c.2005)

    Amaar was the leading scorer as the Altrincham FC Academy team won the National League U19 Alliance Division H title in the team's first competitive season, 2021-22. He had also played for Altrincham Reserves before being named as one of six Academy players to join the first-team squad in July 2022.

    After impressing in pre-season, Amaar went on loan to Hyde United at the start of September 2022. But on 19 October 2022 it was announced that Amaar had signed dual registration forms with Alsager Town.

    Unfortunately, Amaar suffered an ACL injury and was sidelined in December 2022. He reappeared for the first team in November 2023 after being named on the bench in the Cheshire Senior Cup against Stalybridge Celtic.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. 20
    Tom JONES (d.o.b. c.2005)

    Forward Tom Jones started out with Altrincham Juniors and has progressed to the first-team squad via the club's Academy, with which he spent two years.

    His 2022-23 season was disrupted by an ankle ligament injury which sidelined him for several months.

    Appearances to end of 2022/23 season: 0.

    No. 7
    Matty KOSYLO (d.o.b. 17 August, 1992 in Oldham)

    On 16 August, 2020, Matty Kosylo became the fourth new arrival of the close season as he signed a two-year contract after leaving AFC Fylde. He had joined The Coasters in summer 2019 but had not replicated the success he had enjoyed over a three-year spell at FC Halifax Town, his previous club.

    Earlier in his career, wingman Kosylo had played previously under Alty manager Phil Parkinson. That was back in 2014-16 at Nantwich Town, with Matty having begun his career at Stockport County before spells with Salford City, Ashton United, Hyde United and Vauxhall Motors (2013/14).

    He left Nantwich for FC Halifax Town, for an undisclosed fee, in July 2016. At the time he was the Evo Stik NPL Young Player of the Year. Kosylo made a great impression in his three seasons at The Shay (2016-19), during which he scored 24 league goals in 74(+5) league appearances for The Shaymen.

    Kosylo then joined AFC Fylde in 2019 but relegation in 2020 meant that The Coasters were prepared to release him from his contract to sign for Altrincham.

    After his debut at home to Weymouth on 3 October 2020, he was a lively performer till injury limited his appearances in the second half of the campaign. In 2021 he missed a number of games through injury but in 2021-22 he had a successful season, netting ten times.

    In May 2022 it was announced that he had re-signed for a further season. However, a pre-season ACL injury meant that he was out of action for the entire 2022-23 season but he returned to action in 2023 pre-season. He suffered another injury after half a dozen appearances before returning to action in late November 2023.

    Appearances to end of 2022-23 season: 62(+8), 13 goals

    No. 9
    Regan LINNEY (d.o.b. 12 May 1997 in Preston)

    On 3 February, 2023, it was announced that Regan had become the club's ninth signing inside a three-week period. However, he was the first of that clutch to be a permanent signing, for an undisclosed fee, rather than a loanee.

    Linney joined from NPL side FC United of Manchester FC United, a club that he had joined in 2019 from Bamber Bridge for whom he made his debut in 2015.

    The striker had made 133 appearances for FCUM and netted 61 goals before signing for the Robins. His debut came off the bench against Wrexham on 4 February 2023 and he soon impressed, scoring three times (including two penalties) in his first five outings for Alty, two of which were games in which he was a substitute.

    But in 2023-24, having scored three times in the first six fixtures, he was sidelined by injury and missed eleven league matches before returning to action.

    Appearances to end of 2022-23 season: 15(+5), 8 goals

    No. 28
    Gerald SITHOLE (d.o.b. 28 December, 2002)

    Bolton Wanderers' Gerald Sithole arrived on a one-month loan at Altrincham on 21 September 2023 as the club experienced major injury problems, which had seriously reduced their forward options. He wears the name "Gerald" on his shirt-back.

    A pacy, right-footed striker or wingman, Sithole first made a name for himself at Gillingham, then in League One, where he made 16 first-team league appearances for Steve Evans's team. He moved on to Bolton Wanderers where he featured in their B team.

    After playing for 82 minutes in the game at Maidenhead on 26 September 2023, he was reported to be injured and was expected to return to Bolton. However, he reappeared as a used substitute in the FA Cup defeat by Oldham Athletic on 14 October 2023.

    Appearances to end of 2022-23 season: 0

    No. 23
    Loui WILLIAMS (d.o.b. c2005)

    In early July 2023 it was announced that Loui would be assigned a first-team squad number at Altrincham, after two years playing for the club's Academy team. His route to Altrincham was unusual as it stemmed from Alty player Matty Kosylo putting a leaflet through his door advertising his own coaching business!

    Prior to that Loui had not been attached to a club but he soon made an impression in the Altrincham FC Academy set-up. He was brought up in the Oldham area.

    Appearances to end of 2022-23 season: 0

    DEPARTED PLAYERS & STAFF - 2023 close season and during 2023-24
    See Departed Players/Staff 2023-24
    • Bruno ANDRADE
    • Jordan HULME
    • Hayden LINDLEY
    • Josh LUNDSTRAM
      For details of last season's squad (2022-23), visit the 2022-23 Squad Page