2017/18 Player Pen Pics


SQUAD LIST with latest line up

Squad List 22-Mar-18
1 Jack Sampson 1 Jon Worsnop(GK)
2 Mark Halstead (GK) 2 Jordan Richards
3 John Paul Kissock 3 Graham Kelly
4 Jordan Richards 4 David Morgan
5 Liam Martin Long Term Injured 5 Steve Howson
6 Elliot Osborne 6 Billy Priestley
7 David Morgan 7 Elliot Osborne
8 Dion Charles 8 David Lynch
9 Josh Hine Long Term Injured 9 Jason Gilchrist
10 David Lynch 10 Jack Sampson
11 Jon Worsnop(GK) 11 Dion Charles
12 Jason Gilchrist 12 Clive Smith
13 Steve Howson 13 Mark Halstead(GK)
14 Graham Kelly Loan From Port Vale 14 Adam Dawson
15 Adam Dawson 15 Dan Cockerline
16 Billy Priestley 16 Lewis Doyle
17 Clive Smith 17 Alex Whittle
18 Dan Cockerline 18 Olly Marx
19 Alex Whittle Loan From Forest Green 19 Ross Hannah
20 Olly Marx Loan From Wrexham
21 Lewis Doyle From SFC Juniors
22 Ross Hannah Loan From Chester
Loans Out
Nathan Lowe Loan To Spennymoor

Manager:Kevin Davies

Kevin  had a 22-year playing career, scoring 150 goals in 820 professional appearances, including 88 goals in the Premier League. He was given an England debut by Fabio Capello in 2012 against Montenegro at Wembley after time spent at a number of clubs including Bolton Wanderers, Southampton, Chesterfield and Preston North End. Kevin has a UEFA A Coaching License and is currently studying Sport Directorship at Manchester Metropolitan University.Kevin was appointed October 18th 2017.


Assistant Manager Jon McCarthy

Jon made over 700 career league appearances as a player, as well as 18 appearances for Northern Ireland. Jon joined the backroom staff at Chester before taking the managerial job following the dismissal of Steve Burr. He then went on to Port Vale working with Neil Aspin as fitness coach.

Jon brings a wealth of coaching and management experience at this level and above, and did an excellent job at Chester despite severe financial constraints and a policy of moving on his best players.

Mark Halstead

After starting his career at the Blackpool FC Centre of Excellence, Mark went on to make 3 league appearances for the Seasiders, including an appearance from the bench against Carlo Ancelloti’s Chelsea in the Premier League.

Mark’s time at Blackpool also saw him continue his development with loan spells at Burscough, Hyde, Barrow, Kettering Town and Stockport County.

Mark moved to Shrewsbury Town in 2014, making an appearance in League Two and 18 appearances in League One. Mark also played 4 times in the FA Cup for the Shrews, along with 2 EFL Cup and 2 EFL Trophy appearances.

Mark had a delayed start to the season due to injury but in his first game against Darlington he was awarded Man Of The Match after a string of world class saves.


Jack Sampson

Striker Jack Sampson joined the club on a free transfer. Jack spent the latter part of last season on loan at Chorley from Macclesfield and has been capped for England U19s.

After starting his youth career at Wigan Athletic, Jack lists Bolton Wanderers, Accrington Stanley, Morecambe and Macclesfield amongst his former clubs. He has made 72 Football League appearances and Head of Development Mark Wright is confident the player has a bright future.

Jack scored 6 goals in 7 appearances on loan at Chorley, including a goal 12 minutes into his debut. He was primarily used as a winger at Macclesfield Town.

Jack is a really athletic player. He adds height to the side at 6″2 and we’ll be looking to use that. He’s strong and he will lead the line well.

Dan Cockerline

The 20-year-old striker started his career at Sheffield United. He joined Northwich Victoria before transferring to Barrow and has also spent time on loan at Grantham Town, Marine, Curzon Ashton and Stalybridge Celtic.

David Morgan

David signed from Harrogate Town where he recently joined on non-contract terms. Beginning his career at Nottingham Forest, he spent time on loan at Lincoln City, Dundee and Tamworth. After leaving Nottingham Forest David spent time at Ilkeston before transferring to Nuneaton and later AFC Fylde.

Born in Belfast, David has represented the Northern Ireland national team at U17, U19 and U21 level, captaining the latter.

Josh Hine

Joining for his third spell at the club, Josh played for the Sandgrounders at youth level, before re-joining from Clitheroe under Liam Watson in 2012. He remains the youngest player to play for Southport in NL Football making his debut when just 16 years and 258 days old on November 17 2007. Ten years later he is back at his hometown club.

Southport-born, Josh was educated at Birkdale High School. A keen cricketer, Josh has also represented local club S&B as well as serving in the RAF.

Josh joined Warrington during this past summer after a prolific 2 year spell at Chorley attracted the interest of Salford City, for whom he signed for an undisclosed fee.

 David Lynch   

Southport signed midfielder David Lynch for an undisclosed fee from Halifax Town.

Signing an 18 month contract, David has featured 13 times in the Vanarama National League from Halifax this term. He has also previously played for Altrincham and Clitheroe and plays predominantly as a holding midfielder.

Jon Worsnop

Goalkeeper Jon Worsnop joined Southport on a free transfer following his release from York City.

The experienced Bradford-born goalkeeper joins from the Minstermen, having previously been at Chester City where he made 83 appearances. Starting his career at Bradford City, Jon has also played for Aberystwyth Town, Guiseley, FC United of Manchester, Bradford Park Avenue and Alfreton Town.

Jason Gilchrist

Club record signing from FC United Of Manchester.

Gilchrist signed for FC United following his release from Premier League side Burnley. The 22 year old has scored 29 goals in 62 appearances for FC United including 15 goals in 19 appearances this season, making him the National League North’s third highest scorer when he joined The Sandgrounders. Started off in sensational style grabbing a debut goal in the FA Trophy and became the first ever Southport player in our history to score a hat-trick on his league debut for the club.

Steve Howson

Signed on a free transfer from Curzon Ashton (24/11) after several seasons with Salford City.


Billy Priestley

Billy joined Alfreton in the Summer after time spent at Salford City, where he made 41 league appearances last term, and notably scored to equalise for Salford in their Northern Premier League playoff final against Workington in 2016.
Starting his youth career at Accrington Stanley, Billy has also gone on to play for Colne, Ramsbottom United and Bradford Park Avenue, where he made 61 league appearances.
 Adam Dawson

Southport have added midfielder Adam Dawson to the squad on a non-contract basis.

Adam was most recently at Tranmere Rovers for a second spell.

Adam has youth experience with Liverpool and Wigan Athletic and has also played for clubs including Bristol Rovers, Barrow and Eastleigh.

Clive Smith

The 20-year-old has played in the Scottish Premiership with St Johnstone having progressed through the youth set-up at Preston North End.

Smith signed his first professional contract at Deepdale last January, having trained and played during pre-season with the first team as he made his way through the ranks.

He spent time on loan last season at Bamber Bridge before finishing the campaign with St Johnstone and was released by Preston in the summer.

 Jordan Richards

Signed from Fylde, the 24-year-old defender has signed contract until the end of the 2018/19 season and joins on a free transfer.

Jordan began his career at Hartlepool United, signing his first pro deal in 2011, going on to spend 6 years with the North-East club and making over 60 Football League appearances. He made 15 appearances on loan at Alfreton before going on to join AFC Fylde. Jordan has made 10 National League appearances for AFC Fylde since the start of the season as well as both 2nd Round FA Cup ties against Wigan Athletic.

 Elliot Osborne

Elliot, 21, joins the Sandgrounders on a deal until the end of the 2018/19 season and has been tracked by manager Kevin Davies for some time.

He started his career with Port Vale before moving to Newcastle Town in July 2014, scoring seven goals in 27 games.

Elliot then joined Nantwich Town and his fine form there, featuring 22 goals in 2015-16, earned him a move to League One with Fleetwood. He subsequently spent time on loan at Tranmere Rovers and Stockport County.

Last summer, Elliot joined League Two side Morecambe on a half-season loan, scoring one goal in 13 appearances.

 Dion Charles

Dion, who can play on the left or right wing or as a number 10, began his career in the youth academy at Blackpool, before joining AFC Fylde in 2014.

Dion made 52 league appearances for Fylde, scoring 14 goals during the club’s promotion season in the National League North. Following promotion, he scored 4 goals in 12 games for Fylde before securing a transfer to Fleetwood.

Dion made his Fleetwood debut in the Checkatrade Trophy in November 2016 against Carlisle United.

He has spent two spells on loan at FC Halifax Town, both in the National League, and National League North, making 19 league appearances for the Shaymen.

Graham Kelly


Alex Whittle


Olly Marx


Ross Hannah


Lewis Doyle