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Chris BROOKS

Position: Midfielder

Former clubs: Ramsbottom United, Bamber Bridge, Rossendale United

Was Rossendale's longest serving player, having joined them in 2001 until he joined the Magpies at the beginning of Paul Lodge's reign as manager at the beginning of 2006/07 season.

Leading scored in two of his five years at Dark Lane, Chris should help boost the Magpies goal talley from midfield.

Struggled with injuries during his time at Victory Park.

Toward the end of 2008/09 season Chris's injury problems looked to have finally got the better of him and he started to look toward a career in management, applying unsuccessfuly for the vancancy at Victory Park following Tony Hesketh's departure.

LEFT CHORLEY TO JOING ROSSENDALE UNITEDS COACHING STAFF DURING THE SUMMER OF 2009

Chris WARD

Position: Midfielder/Forward

Former clubs: Lancaster City, Birmingham City, Barrow, Forest Green Rovers, Southport, Leigh RMI, Lincoln City, Northwich Victoria, Kendal Town, Clitheroe, Mossley, Bamber Bridge

At 27, Chris was the oldest player in the side at the end of 2008/09 season.

A 6’1” striker or midfield player, Chris made his name as a prolific goalscorer at the Giant Axe playing for Lancaster City.

He earned a £25,000 move to Birmingham City when Trevor Francis signed him, before the journeyman forward moved on to pastures new.

LEFT CHORLEY TO JOIN LANCASTER CITY DURING THE SUMMER OF 2009.

Adam FARRELL

Position: Forward

Former clubs: None

Since his arrival alongside Danny Pilkington from Myerscough College in the spring of 2008, Adam has gone from strength to strength.

The 6’2” player has also made several midfield appearances and was the Magpies’ top goalscorer of the 2008/09 season wit ten goals

LEFT CHORLEY TO JOIN LANCASTER CITY DURING THE SUMMER 2009

Adam CROSSLEY

Position: Forward

Former clubs: Charnock Richard

Signed for the Magpies in the summer of 2008, the young striker gradually broke into the team.

A local lad, he scored his first Magpies goal in front of a bumper crowd at the Shay, versus FC Halifax Town, in November 2008.

LEFT CHORLEY DURING THE SUMMER OF 2009 

Michael WEST

Position: Central Midfield

Former clubs: Morecambe

Since joining Chorley in the summer of 2008, ‘Westy’ has proven a top player in the midfield, going about his business without much recognition, but as a regular in the side, Michael has established himself as one of the key players in this Magpies side of 08/09.

LEFT CHORLEY DURING THE SUMMER OF 2009 TO JOIN LANCASTER CITY

Gavin-Lee ELLISON

Position: Midfielder

Former clubs: Blackpool, Leigh RMI, Chorley, Woodley Sports

Now in his third spell with Chorley, 6’3” midfield enforcer Gavin-Lee is a key part of the midfield engine room at Victory Park.

With Conference experience under his belt, Gavin is a leader through and through, and a dedicated player, whose most recent tenure at Chorley began near to the start of the 2008/09 season, when he returned from Woodley Sports.

LEFT CHORLEY FOR CLITHEROE DURING THE SUMMER OF 2009

Chris SMALLEY

Position: Defender

Former clubs: Atherton Collieries

Chris joined Chorley in the summer of 2008 and has proven to be a very reliable and versatile defender for the club, filling in left, right and centre when required!

A former Lancashire Under 18's player.

WAS RELEASED BY THE CLUB IN THE SUMMER OF 20

James MULLINEUX

Position: Defender

Former clubs: None

Big centre-back ‘Mully’ is Chorley through and through and capped a fine 2008/09 by picking up the Supporters Player of the Year award just weeks after his 150th appearance for the club... and he's still just 21!

A Bolton lad, James made his Chorley debut aged 16 and has steadily improved over the years, since signing for the club in March 2005.  By far and away the longest serving player at Victory Park, James has seen many managerial regimes at Chorley, and still remains fiercely loyal to the club he has served so well.

James also won the FA Youth County championship in 2006, as well as CFC Young Player of the Year Award for the season 2005/2006.

JAMES LEFT CHORLEY TO SIGN FOR RADCLIFFE BOROUGH IN LATE JANUARY 2010 

Alex KENYON

Position: Left Back

Former clubs: Everton

16 year-old full-back Alex has come on leaps and bounds over the course of the 2008/09 season, making his first team debut and looking impressive when called upon, in place of club captain Rob Henry.

One of many players at Victory Park who has represented the Lancashire FA.

LEFT CHORLEY FOR LANCASTER CITY DURING THE SUMMER OF 2009

Rob HENRY

Position: Full Back

Former clubs: Lancaster City, Kendal Town

Full-back and club captain; Rob may only be 21, but his maturity belies such a tender age.

Having played at Kendal Town under Lee Ashcroft, Rob is a top young player, who chips in with the odd goal here and there, and has been a real asset since signing for the club in the summer of 2008.

LEFT CHORLEY TO JOIN LANCASTER CITY DURING THE SUMMER OF 2009.

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