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John CUNLIFFE

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Striker  |  Attacking Midfielder

One of th most skillful players in non-league football, but has sadly been hampered by injuries during his time at Victory Park.

Signed in December 2010 from Carolina Railhawks, John is originally born in Bolton and played in the junior ranks at Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers before playing football initially at college level in the States.

He played for Fort Lewis Skyhawks, where he studied psychology, and Boulder Rapids Reserve in the college leagues in and had a brief spell in the UniBond League with Rossendale United before moving up to the Major League Soccer in 2007. He played for both MLS sides Chivas USA and San Jose Earthquakes, then moved to second tier side Carolina RailHawks in 2009.

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Former Clubs: Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Fort Lewis Skyhawks, Boulder Rapids Reserve, Rossendale United, Chivas USA, San Jose Earthquakes, Carolina RailHawks

RETIRED FROM FOOTBALL IN APRIL 2013.

Simon GARNER

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Midfielder   |   Left Back

Signing in the summer of 2012 from Blue Square North challengers FC Halifax Town, where has a regular in their team last season making 43 appearances, netting 4 times and helped them to the Evo-Stik Premier Division title the season before.

Comfortable in the midfield, but can also play at fullback, the Accrington born player tasted FA Cup success at the Shay, playing a key role in the Yorkshire clubs cup run in the competition which ended with a home tie in front of the TV cameras against from Premier League side Charlton Athletic.

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Former Clubs: Great Harwood Town, Clitheroe, Prescot Cables, Kendal Town, Hyde United, Stalybridge Celtic, Fleetwood Town, FC United of Manchester, FC Halifax Town FC

*** LEFT THE CLUB BY MUTUAL CONSENT IN MID FEBRUARY 2013

Curtis HALEY

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Striker

Signed on loan from Blackburn Rovers.

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Former Clubs: Blackburn Rovers

Sean BREEN

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Striker

Signed at the end of December 2012 and made his debut in New Year's day versus Kendal Town.

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Former Clubs: Morecambe

*** Joined GAP Connah's Quay in mid January 2013

Tom WILLIAMS

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Winger  |  Striker

Joined The Magpies during the summer of 2011 from Evo-Stik One North side Clitheroe.

Had trials with both Manchester United and Liverpool before signing youth forms at Wigan Athletic, where he progressed to the reserve team. On leaving Wigan he joined dropped into non-league football with Rossendale United and Bamber Bridge before joining Clitheroe.

Despite being just 20, this season will be Tom's 5th in the Evo-Stik League and last season he finished second-top-scorer at Shawbridge. He plays predominantly on the right wing, but he can also play up front if required.

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Former Clubs: Wigan Athletic, Rossendale United, Bamber Bridge, Clitheroe

Chris DENHAM

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Striker  |  Winger

Played Blue Square Premier football for Altrincham before joining the Magpies during the summer of 2011.

A proflic and experience striker who has a real eye for a spectaular goal, he was unlucky with injuried in this first season at the club and will be looking for a long injury free run in the side for 2012/13 season.

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Former Clubs: Prestwich Heys, Stand Athletic, Bamber Bridge, Stalybridge Celtic, Radcliffe Borough, Droysden, Ashton Athletic, Droysden, Altrincham.

WAS RELEASED BY THE CLUB IN EARLY DECEMBER 2012

Ciaran KILHEENEY

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Striker

 'Killer' as he is known, joined the Magpies for a small fee in March 2012.

A former Manchester City striker, he came to prominance at Radcliffe Borough where as a 20-year-old he bagged 15 goals in 2004/05.  He then moved Ashton United and the goals continued to flow.

A transfer to then Blue Square North side Burscough followed where he spent two season, before followed manager Liam Watson to Southport and two more goal filled seasons followed.

He moved to Droylsden in the summer of 2010 and scored more than 40 goals for the Butchers Arms club before joining the Magpies.

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Former Clubs: Mossley, Exeter City, Droysden, Radcliffe Borough, Ashton United, Burscough, Southport, Droysden

LEFT THE CLUB IN NOVEMBER 2012

Chris BLACKBURN

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Central Defender

Signed on loan from AFC Telford United

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Former Clubs: Chester City, Nevada Wonders, Northwich Victoria, Morecambe, Swindon Town, Weymouth, Aldershot Town, Wrexham, Stockport County, AFC Telford United

David MELLOR

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Winger

Signed on loan from Oldham Athletic

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Former Clubs: Oldham Athletic

Kirk MILLAR

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Winger

Signed on loan from Oldham Athletic

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Former Clubs: Oldham Athletic

Louis BARNES

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Left back

Signed on loan from Blue Square Premier side Southport to cover Tom Walkers absence through injury.

Formerly with Northwich Victoria and Marine, Louis is a very attack minded full-back who can get crosses in from any angle and is also excellent at delivering set-play balls.

In 2010 he was invited to Manchester United for a trial along with his twin brother Sam.

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Up to end of 2012/13 5 0

Former Clubs: Stockport County, Northwich Victoria, Marine, Southport

**** RETURNED TO SOUTHPORT ON COMPLETION OF HIS LOAN

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