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PLAYER UPDATE for 2017/18 Season

PLAYER UPDATE for 2017/18 Season

Last week Manager Karl Marginson met with all current players to discuss terms for the new season – Negotiations with new players are ongoing, with further announcements expected over the next few weeks.

Last week Manager Karl Marginson met with all current players to discuss terms for the new season. Negotiations with new players are ongoing, with further announcements expected over the next few weeks.

We are delighted to announce that the following players have agreed to stay on at FC United for the 2017/18 season. Some of the players have agreed contract terms with the club and others have agreed in principle to stay at the club on non-contract terms.

Sam Baird (Defender, aged 18)
Tom Brown (Midfielder, 22)
Dave Carnell (Goalkeeper, 32)
Chris Chantler (Defender, 26)
Zac Corbett (Defender, 21)
Jordan Fagbola (Defender, 23)
Jason Gilchrist (Forward,22)
Kieran Glynn (Midfielder, 19)
Tom Greaves (Forward, 32)
Chris Hill (Midfielder, 19)
Mike Jones (Midfielder, 18)
Nathan Lowe (Midfielder, 21)
Scott Kay (Defender / Midfielder, 27)
Jake Williams (Defender, 22)

Players we are still in discussions with are:

Tomi Adeloye (Forward, 21)
Matty Wolfenden (Forward, 29)


Leaving the club are:

Gareth Arnison (Forward, 30)
Luke Ashworth (Defender, 27)
Dale Tonge (Defender, 32)
Greg Wilkinson (Midfield, 27)
Sam Sheridan (Midfielder, 27)
Jerome Wright (Defender / Midfielder, 31)
George Thomson (24) has turned down our contract offer.

Ryan Schofield (goalkeeper) who played 6 times for FC United on-loan from Huddersfield Town towards the end of last season, has returned to Huddersfield.

We would like to thank Gareth Arnison, Luke Ashworth, Dale Tonge, Greg Wilkinson, Ryan Schofield, Jerome Wright, Sam Sheridan and George Thomson for the services to the club, and wish them well in the future.

Star Man George Thomson, who was voted Supporters Player of the Season and FCUth Player of the Season this year, joined FC United from Chester on loan in November 2015. The attacking midfielder completed a permanent move to Broadhurst Park in January 2016 having scored five goals in 8 games. He made 72 appearances for FC United, scoring 32 goals and was FC’s leading goal scorer in the last two seasons.

Luke Ashworth signed for FC United in August 2015 and formed a formidable partnership with Lewis Lacy in our North Premier League championship winning season. Ashworth played 139 times for the Reds over 3 seasons, scoring 14 goals, eight of which came in last season’s campaign.

Of his departure Luke tweeted:



Experienced defender Dale Tonge joined FC United in March 2016 and played 45 times for the Reds. Gareth Arnsion made 9 appearances and Greg Wilkinson played 6 times during the 2016/17 season.

Further player updates will be announced on a weekly basis.


First Posted ~ 17:00 Tue 16 May 2017
News ID ~ 7455
Last Updated ~ 11:27 Mon 19 Jun 2017