As I`m sure your aware by now when Neil Young came in he transferred listed all contracted players and released all non contracted players, so we are pretty much starting afresh. Since then he has made numerous signings and has started to mould and craft his own squad from scratch.
So with that in mind I have been closely keeping tabs and researching each signing that comes in, in the hope that I can at least give you all a brief introduction to the new team (and so we can all learn the names).
With signings still coming in and more expected over the next few days, this is as current as I could get it.
While the squad is not yet complete – it is certainly taking shape?
Danny Hurst – The only player in last season`s squad who was retained after Neil Young took over, 34 year old Danny won player of the year last season and at 6ft2 the ex Fleetwood & Southport player is now in his 2nd season with us.
Danny Morton – Danny was signed from Clitheroe via Barnoldswick, this 22 year old 6ft1 right back won young player of the year last season and also was captain, he spent 18 months at the club who seemed genuinely disappointed he left.
Sean O`Hanlon – A 6ft2 defender who was captain for League Two side Carlisle last season playing over 300 games for them in 2 and a half years, he has also been named our club captain. At 32 he has also played for MK Dons and played for Hibernian for two seasons in the Scottish leagues.
Gareth Roberts – Former Wales international Gareth started his career in the Liverpool youth team before playing senior for Derby, Bury and Notts County. He made more than 550 appearances for Tranmere and played for Doncaster taking them to the championship and winning the Football League Trophy along the way.
Karl Ledsham – Won promotion last season with Barrow and also played in the USA for some time, he is 6ft3 and scored 24 goals in 140 games for Southport. Has been described as an “attacking midfield player” and was one of the first of Neil Young`s signings. Aged 27 and born in Liverpool playing also for Skelmersdale United and St Helens Town in his career.
Glenn Rule – Ex Chester and Colwyn Bay midfielder Glenn was signed from Airbus UK where he played over a 100 games including playing in the Europa League. He`s 25 standing just shy of 6ft who can also play in defence at full back.
Andy Robinson – This 34 year old ex Leeds, Tranmere and Swansea football can play in midfielder or as a winger joined County after helping Shrewsbury win promotion from League Two last season.
Micah Evans – A 6ft 22 year old winger signed from Southport who started his career at Blackburn, he has also played for Chesterfield, Macclesfield and Accrington via loan spells. Micah is also a local lad being born in Manchester.
Kevin Holsgrove – A “versatile” midfielder who can play central or on the wing, standing at 6ft2 and at 27 he has played for Halifax, Guiseley, Stalybridge, Altringham and twice for Colwyn Bay.
Abdulai Bell-Baggie – A firm fans favourite while he was at Tranmere not to mention he is a Sierra Leone international, Abdulai can also play on the wing or up front. This 23 year old came up though the youth ranks at Reading and Southampton and was signed from newly promoted Bristol Rovers.
Lamin Colley – The Gambian striker who played for England Colleges 4 years ago, he played 21 games last season for Bradford Park Ave and is 6ft 4 and aged 21 years.