First Team

JOE ADAMS

JOE ADAMS

Attacking midfielder signed November 2023 from Atherton Collieries.
He started his career at Bury before going on to play for Brentford, Grimsby Town, Dundalk and Southport and has been capped by Wales 26 times at various age groups.

JAMES BAILLIE

JAMES BAILLIE

Warrington born defender joined Warrington Rylands summer of 2023 from Ashton United. He began his career with Crewe Alexandra before playing with Nantwich Town, Curzon Ashton, Abbey Hey, Mossley and Warrington Town.

SCOTT BAKKOR

SCOTT BAKKOR

Local forward returning to Gorsey Lane in summer of 2023 for a 3rd spell having started his career in the Rylands youth teams. A member of the 2021/22 NPL West championship winning squad he played for Atherton Collieries and Guiseley last season. He has also played for Curzon Ashton, Colwyn Bay, Marine, Stalybridge Celtic, Warrington Town, Witton Albion and Skelmersdale United.

JAMES BUTLER

JAMES BUTLER

Centre back signed from Mickleover Sports in summer 2023. He started out in the juniors at Nantwich Town before joining Stoke City; progressing through the academy system he enjoyed loan spells at Kidsgrove Athletic and Hartlepool United. Son of former professional Tony Butler who made over 600 appearances in the Football League.

DEAN FURMAN

DEAN FURMAN

Midfielder born in Cape Town. He started his career with Glasgow Rangers and has also played for Bradford City, Oldham Athletic, Doncaster Rovers and SuperSport United. Capped at full international level 58 times by South Africa he joined Rylands from Altrincham in January 2022. A member of Rylands’ 2021/22 NPL West winning squad.

OWEN GERMAN

OWEN GERMAN

Midfielder signed on loan from National League club Altrincham. A product of the Crewe Alexandra youth system he has spent periods on loan at Irlam and Wythenshawe Town.

BEN HARDCASTLE

BEN HARDCASTLE

Midfielder signed from Atherton Collieries in summer of 2023. He originally signed for Colls in 2014 from neighbours Atherton LR before joining Ashton United for a club record undisclosed transfer fee in December 2019. He won the NPL West Division Player of the Year in 2018/19.

TROY HIVES

TROY HIVES

Young defender stepped up from Warrington Rylands under 21s team to make debut against Bootle in Liverpool Senior Cup in November 2022. The first player from the under 21 team to play in the NPL for the club when playing against Belper Town in April 2023. Plays for FC St Helens on dual registration

BEN HOUGH

BEN HOUGH

Attacking midfielder signed from Ashton United during the summer of 2023. Started his career at Oldham Athletic, and has also played for Warrington Town.

TOBY HURST

TOBY HURST

Goalkeeper from Warrington Rylands under 21s team. Has also played for Irlam and plays for Runcorn Town on dual registration.

PAUL KYFFIN

PAUL KYFFIN

Midfielder joined Warrington Rylands in August 2023 after impressing in pre season after being released by Rochdale. Plays for Lower Breck on dual registration.

 

JAMES NEILD

JAMES NEILD

Defender signed from Trafford in December 2021. Previously with Curzon Ashton, Hyde United and New Mills he came through Rochdale’s youth system. A member of Rylands’ 2021/22 NPL West winning squad. Appointed captain for the 2023/24 season.

DJAVAN PEDRO

DJAVAN PEDRO

Striker signed on loan from Salford City in November 2023. Has had loan spells at City of Liverpool, Avro, Trafford, Marine, Radcliffe and Stalybridge Celtic.

JOE PIGGOTT

JOE PIGGOTT

Forward signed from Radcliffe during the summer of 2023. Played youth football for Rochdale and Everton before joining Dundee United. Returning to England he signed for Warrington Town and has since played for Wigan Athletic, Morecambe, Altrincham, Stockport County and Fylde.

LUKE PILLING

LUKE PILLING

Goalkeeper signed in January 2023 from AFC Telford United. He began his career with Tranmere Rovers having spells on loan at Ashton United, Trafford and Warrington Town before moving to Notts County. Capped by Wales at under 20 and under 21 levels he joined Stafford Rangers before moving to Telford in February 2022.

MATTY REGAN

MATTY REGAN

Centre back signed from Ashton United during the summer of 2023. He started his career with Liverpool before moving to Nottingham Forest. He has also played for Tamworth, Hednesford Town, Worcester City, Stalybridge Celtic, Curzon Ashton, Farsley Celtic and Warrington Town.

JAVID SWABY-NEAVIN

JAVID SWABY-NEAVIN

Defender signed from Hyde United during summer of 2023. He started his career at Oldham Athletic before also playing for Ashton United, Radcliffe and FC Halifax Town.

ADAMA SIDIBEH

ADAMA SIDIBEH

Forward signed during the summer of 2023 from Cheadle Heath Nomads where he was Player’s Player of the Year last season scoring 20 goals. Born in The Gambia he has also played for AFC Blackpool having started his career at Marimoo.

CLIVE SMITH

CLIVE SMITH

Right sided defender signed from Atherton Collieries in summer of 2023. Started his career with Preston North End and had loan spells with St Johnstone and Bamber Bridge before joining Southport. He has also played for Droylsden and FC United.

CHEIKH THIAM

CHEIKH THIAM

Italian-born defender of Senegalese descent started his career in the Shrewsbury Town Academy before joining Mossley. He has also played for Morecambe, New Mills and Stockport Town. During a trial with Stockport County, he was spotted by Fleetwood Town for whom he made 3 first team appearances. Released at the end of 2022-23 Chiekh signed for FC United of Manchester from where he joined Warrington Rylands in October 2023. Plays for Wythenshawe Town on dual registration.

MOMODOU TOURAY

MOMODOU TOURAY

Forward signed on loan from Marine in February 2023, signing made permanent March 2023. The Gambian born Wales Under 19 and 21 international has previously played for a number of clubs including Hereford, Newport County and Salford City.

CHINEDU UCHE

CHINEDU UCHE

Nigerian born midfielder joined Warrington Rylands summer 2023. He started his career with Oldham Athletic before playing for Glossop North End and Hyde United. Playing for Wythenshawe Town on dual registration.