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Margy announces squad

FC United manager Karl Marginson is pleased to announce a 23 man squad for the forthcoming season which is listed below in alphabetical order.

Sam Ashton
John Buckley
Adam Carden
Simon Carden
David Chadwick
Jake Cottrell
Ben Deegan
Simon Garner
Abdirashid Ibrahim (waiting for clearance, see below)
Carl Lomax
Jamie Mack
Philip Marsh
Ben Morris
Tunji Moses
Robert Nugent
Carlos Roca
Grant Shenton
Daniel Stott
Nick Swirad
Adam Tong
Danny Warrender
Danny Williams
Jerome Wright

Margy has retained 15 first team squad members from last season, promoted three of our treble winning youth team to join Nick Swirad - who was called up towards the end of last season, and made five new signings.

Striker Ben Deegan has joined from Ashton United, full-back Ben Morris was previously playing for Manchester City reserves, defensive midfielder Danny Stott has experience with Bolton Wanderers’ academy and youngster Jake Cottrell has moved from North West Counties side Oldham Town.

Forward Abdi Ibrahim has recently been released by Manchester City’s youth academy and we are waiting for international clearance and Home Office checks. Abdi is originally from Somalia but is a Norwegian national.

Goalkeeper Grant Shenton, midfielder John Buckley and striker Jamie Mack are the players who have made the step up from Peter Freakes’ all conquering youth team.

Supporters may notice one or two names missing from the list particularly Papis Dieyte and former youth team player Shaun Williams, who has featured in the vast majority of our pre-season friendlies. Papis has recently decided to leave the club and we wish him all the best for the future. Meanwhile, we are hopeful that Shaun will commit himself to the club by the end of the week.

The squad is of course subject to change but Margy is pleased with the players he has got at his disposal to start the season with. He said: "We’ve kept the nucleus of last season’s side together and we’ve added some very good players. I think the vast majority of the lads want to put right what went wrong last season and they want to go up as champions this time around. They’re hungrier than ever."

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First Posted ~ 12:22 Fri 7 Aug 2009
News ID ~ 2355
Last Updated ~ 12:56 Mon 21 May 2018