DFC SQUAD LIST

LAST UPDATED         15/08/16

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DAVE PACE ( chairman/manager )

His association with the club stretches back to the early nineties where he played for the clubs youth team in the Lancashire league. As a player he had spells abroad with Dallas Tornados and Olympiakos before returning to England and taking a keen interest in Droylsden, a club his father watched from the terraces.

He has been chairman of the club since1993/94 and after a succession of managers, he took over as manager in 1998 when the club was in the Unibond 1st division. Since then he has won the Unibond 1st division, Unibond Presidents cup, the Peter Swales challenge shield and the Manchester Premier cup a number of times. After a heartbreaking play off final defeat in 2005/06 against Stafford he won the Conference North title in 2006/07 to take the club to its highest level of non league football for the first time in its history. Although disappointingly we were relegated after only one season it will always be looked upon as a great achievement

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AEON LATTIE ( asst manager )

A player and manager who seems to have been at Droylsden forever, was a stalwart defender for the club for many years before moving into the management side of things, he is part of the fabric of the club and has formed a successful partnership with Dave lasting many years.

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ALAN CROSS ( physio )

Crossy has been with the club for many years and has proved to be an valued member of staff, always good with the banter so as well as being a skilful professional so can also maintain players spirits when they need it most.

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GED MURHPY (PLAYER COACH)

Ged is no stranger to the club and he re-joins us from Prescot Cables as a player and coach. A right sided midfielder or defender he is a great motivator and strong character with a good knowledge of the game. 

 

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SHAQUILLE ANTOINE CLARKE 19/06/1996 – full back

great signing from Lancaster City last season, really forward thinking attacking full back with bags of skill and bags of pace, impressed the management team when he starred in the Lancaster team on a couple of recent meeting, a great addition to the squad.

 

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STEPHEN HALL – 14/02/89 Midfield

Re joined the Bloods from Witton Albion last season has always been a firm favourite with the fans and is a welcome addition to the squad, great midfielder and has already proved he has an eye for a goal, now has the experience as well as the quality. Not expected to be fully fit until October time as he is recovering from ankle surgery

  

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BEN HAMPSON – 01/09/1993 Defender

Ben re joined us last season after a spell at Winsford, was a Bolton player who has lots of potential and is a great defender, able to play in many positions when asked and plays them all with calmness and skill, can pop up with the odd goal or two

 

 

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DANIEL PARKINSON 01/07/93 – Left back

Daniel is a local lad who only lives a stone’s throw from the ground, relatively inexperienced at this level but has shown last season he can easily make the step up,very exciting find and we are hoping for good things from him this season, he had a run in the side towards the end of last year and tipped in with some cracking goals.

 

 

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DANIEL GRIMSHAW 18/03/86 – Defender

Danny can play left back or left midfield, very composed on the ball and likes to push on so should fit into our plans very nicely, was at New Mills previously.

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JAMES HAMPSON 29/11/84 – Forward

James is a forward and joined us from New Mills last season has a great ability to receive and hold the ball bringing others into play, he is a great personality both off and on the field

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DOMAINE ROUSE 04/07/89 – Midfield

Domaine has had a few spells at the Butchers Arms and has returned to add his skills to the midfield, on his day can perform as one of the best, good in the tackle, good in the air and good vision makes him ideal for his current position.

 

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LUKE DALY 30/06/96 – Midfield

Luke joined us last season from Burnley where he was a first year pro, previously at Man Utd he is a tenacious visionary in midfield and has good skills, fair to say we here at Droylsden think he is a player who has definitely slipped through the net,much to our advantage

 

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LEWIS FIELDING 08/02/94 – keeper

Lewis returns to the Bloods for another spell, signed from Maine Road recently and has been given a baptism of fire in the Droylsden goal but has the ability and the right mental attitude to succeed, great shot stopper and organiser which is just what is needed.

 

 

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CARLOS ROUSE EDMUNDSON 21/09/90 – Midfield

Joins us again this season, Carlos is a hard tackling defender come midfielder who can break up the play and has good distribution, can contribute with the odd goal or two.

 

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LLOYD ELLAMS 11/01/91 – Striker

Joins us fresh from Marine ex Chester, a striker who has all the qualities needed to provide us with the finishing power neede for success in this league, good in the air good with his feet and can play in the hole

 

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LIAM CADDICK 01/06/1989 – Midfield

Liam joins us from Burscough, pacey winger with bags of skill, likes nothing more than taking on defenders, always with an eye for goal, Liam is definitely a fans favourite which his dancing feet and attacking flair

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EDWARD TONER 17/08/92 – Midfield

New signing from Northwich Victoria, impressed against us last season, likes to get forward with the ball as soon as possible and suits our style of play to a tee, strong in the tackle and with an eye for a pass, good communicator, everything you want in a midfield player.

 

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YOMI SAMUELS 23/09/96 - Defender

Joins us again this season, Yomi had a few starts last season and now is looking to establish himself in the main body of the team, good on the ball and can read the game well, still only 20 years old and learning but has the raw ability to do well.

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STEPHEN LEWIS 11/10/87 – Striker

Steve joins us this season from Bangor City, nicknamed the beast he is a prolific striker with an eye for goal, he has bags of skill but combines this to good effect with his strength on the ball, can bring others into the game, is a great hold up player but give him a half chance and he will not waste it, expecting good things from Ste.

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PHILLIP CLARKE 20/11/88 – Centre Half

Phillip is a reliable and versatile centre half who has joined us from Flint Town, good in the air and is a great communicator, reads the game well and has a good touch and distribution, he knows what Dave expects of his defenders and has the skill to deliver on all levels.

 

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JAMES COATES 22/02/1985 - Goalkeeper

Signed from Airbus in the close season James is an experienced keeper with great attributes, big and commanding James is also good with his feet and as proven in the pre season games is a great shot stopper.

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PAUL MCMANUS 22/04/90 – Midfield

Paul is a tigerish midfielder who likes nothing more than to get forward and chip in with a few goals he has great vision and really good passing ability, signed from Flint Town in the close season.

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RUSSELL COURTNEY 11/10/88 – Centre Half

Russell is an experienced centre half who has a good name in the game and he is looking to get back to full fitness and a way back into it having been curtailed slightly due to work commitments.

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AARON WALTERS 12/10/1986 – Full Back

Joins us from Radcliffe Borough, Aarron is an attacking full back who loves nothing better than taking on the opposition and putting them on the back foot should slip intoour style of play easily


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JOSHUA HEATON- 16/09/96 – Centre Half

Signed from Preston North End, 6ft 4in Josh is a real talent and we are expecting great things from him, good in the air and with the ball at his feet, only nineteen but full of confidence.

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DANIEL McLOUGHLIN 14/07/93 – Midfield

Returns to us after a short spell towards the end of last season at New Mills, Daniel is a skilful and tricky attacking midfielder who has yet to unlock his full potential and has been on the edge of the team for a couple of seasons now, we are hoping he can make that step up this coming season.

 

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JEFF FRANCIS KING 19/12/95 – Left Winger

Jeff joins us from Ashton United and is an attacking skilful and tricky left winger who will provide the team with options up front, Jeff was at Altrincham for a number of years, he can chip in with the odd goal or two.

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