2017/18 Player Pen Pics



1 Kaiman Anderson
2 Curtis Jones
3 Yves Zama
4 Andy White
5 Alex Fletcher
6 Jack Sampson
7 Ethan Jones
8 Steve Jennings
9 Jacques Kpohomouh
10 Adam Dugdale
11 Mark Halstead (GK)
12 Brad Jackson
13 Gary Roberts
14 Iain Turner (GK)
15 Steven Schumacher
16 John Paul Kissock
17 Dominic Smith
18 Liam Martin
19 Rowan Roache

Mark Halstead

Southport FC have agreed terms with 26-year-old former Shrewsbury goalkeeper 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.

 Iain Turner

Goalkeeper Iain Turner is 33 and is also the club’s Goalkeeping Coach.

Through his career, Iain has made 71 Football League appearances as well as 4 Premier League appearances for Everton. Iain also represented Scotland at U21 level. Iain has played for a number of clubs in his career including Chester, Sheffield Wednesday, Preston North End, Coventry City and Sheffield United. He spent last season at Tranmere Rovers having joined in 2015.

Iain will be competing with Mark [Halstead] for the number 1 spot

Adam Dugdale

Former Sandgrounder Dugdale first played for Southport on loan from Crewe in 2007, making 8 league appearances. He joined the club permanently the following summer, playing in a further 2 league games. Adam then spent time at Droylsden, Barrow and AFC Telford before rejoining Crewe Alexandra.

In five years Adam made 120 league appearances at Crewe and was part of the team that won the League Two playoff final at Wembley Stadium in 2012. Since leaving Crewe in 2015, Adam has played at Tranmere Rovers, Morecambe and Eastleigh.

Kaiman Anderson

Kaiman Anderson with Head of Development Mark Wright

Shrewsbury-born Anderson joins on a free transfer after the end of his contract at League 1 Shrewsbury Town. Anderson scored 18 goals for Halesowen in just half a season on loan from Shrewsbury, and continued his impressive form on loan for Oxford City at the end of last term.

Curtis Jones

Curtis  made 54 appearances for Nantwich Town last season in all competitions. His career began as youth player at Stockport County before joining Celtic, spending time in their Under-21 team. He has also been with Bristol City, TNS, Livingstone, Mossley and Abbey Hey. Curtis can be utilised both in defence and midfield.

 Jacques Kpohomouh

Guinea-born Kpohomouh began his career at Irlam FC, winning promotion to the North West Counties Premier Division and winning the league’s Player Of The Season Award. Jacques had a brief spell at Bangor City before joining Radcliffe Borough.

Brad Jackson

Southport FC have signed midfielder Brad on a season-long loan agreement from Burnley U23 After starting his career at Wilmslow Town, Brad joined Burnley and quickly made an impression as part of the Burnley youth side that beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Brad has played in First Team pre-season friendlies against Rangers and St Mirren and also spent time on loan at Bangor at the end of last season, making 11 appearances in all competitions.

A quick and lively player, Brad is a fantastic prospect. We’re very lucky that he wanted to come on board with us at Southport. He’s a versatile wide player that can play anywhere on the right hand side so we’re very lucky to have those options with him

Gary Roberts

Southport FC agreed the transfer of 30-year-old Gary Roberts from Bangor City. Gary joined the club for an undisclosed fee.

Gary began his career with a four year spell at Crewe Alexandra, making his debut at 16 years old in the First Division. Gary has represented England at U16, U17, U18 and U19 level.

In a career that also saw spells at Port Vale, Yeovil Town, Mansfield Town and Rotherham United, Gary has accrued 208 Football League appearances, scoring 26 goals. Gary has also played for Connah’s Quay and Witton Albion.

Alex Fletcher

Alex Fletcher joins having spent last season at Newtown in the Welsh Premier League. Having started his youth career at Shrewsbury Town, he has also gained experience at Ross County and Telford United.

We have real high hopes for Alex. He’s an enthusiastic young player and a real prospect

Andy White

Andy White, most recently of Nantwich Town, was named in the Northern Premier League Team of the Year (for the second consecutive season) in an outstanding campaign that saw him make his 200th appearance for Nantwich, netting five goals in the process. He can play at left back or left wing back and he brings some real balance to the side

Ethan Jones

Most recently at Shrewsbury Town, Ethan also spent part of last season on loan at Tranmere Rovers and Stourbridge. Jones joins on a free transfer deal following the expiration of his contract at Shrewsbury.

Ethan made 5 appearances in League 1 during 2016/17, in addition to 1 appearance in both The FA Cup and The League Cup. He made 5 appearances on loan at Tranmere Rovers before Ethan went on to score 5 goals in 15 games for Stourbridge.

He’s got a real ability to turn defenders using his pace. He can play as a winger or as a traditional centre-forward and that gives us some real options when planning our attack.

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.


Steve Jennings

Steve’s career includes a wealth of experience in the Football League where he made 249 appearances, and the Scottish Premiership, making 93 appearances. Jennings is also a UEFA B qualified coach.

After several years at Everton’s Youth Academy, Steve joined Tranmere Rovers Centre of Excellence. Steve went on to make 140 appearances for Tranmere in League One before becoming Jim Gannon’s first signing at Motherwell.

Steve made 93 league appearances for Motherwell as well as reaching the Scottish Cup Final. In his final season with The Steelmen he helped the club qualify for the Champions League before transferring to Coventry City, adding 39 appearances to his tally in the Football League. Steve then spent another season at Tranmere, before making a short term move to Port Vale. He returned to Tranmere for a third time during the 2014-15 season, where he has since made another 87 appearances for the club.

He’ll be a great leader for our football club.

Steven Schumacher

Most recently at Stevenage, Steve played 28 times in League Two last season along with 2 EFL Trophy appearances. Steve started his career at Everton and captained the England U19 side. In his 15 year career, Steve has made 410 Football League appearances with Carlisle, Bradford City, Crewe Alexandra, Bury, Fleetwood Town and Stevenage.

John Paul Kissock

Former Sandgrounder Kissock made 28 League appearances for the club over two seasons, scoring 4 goals. John Paul has also represented England U16, U18 and England C.

Beginning his career for Everton’s youth team, he became the youngest ever player for Everton Reserves. After leaving Everton John Paul had spells at Hamilton Academical and Formby before joining Southport. Kissock then went to Luton Town for an undisclosed fee as well as spending time at Macclesfield and Oldham Athletic. He then joined former Southport coach Pablo Asensio at Whitehawk before joining Ebbsfleet United.

 Dom Smith

Southport completed the loan signing ahead of the new season of 21-year-old defender Dominic Smith from Shrewsbury Town, initially until January 2nd.

Dominic has made 31 League One appearances for the Shrews, also appearing in the EFL Trophy and FA Cup, as well as making 6 appearances in The National League while on loan at Barrow last season.

After signing his first professional contract in 2014, Dominic went on loan to Tamworth making 23 league appearances in the National League North.

Shrewsbury-born Smith is eligible for Wales through his grandparents, and has represented the Welsh national side at U19 and U21 level.

Liam Martin

23-year-old Liam Martin joined the club just before the season started.

Starting his career in the Sligo youth system, Liam made his first team debut for the Bit o’ Red under Paul Cook in 2011 as a late substitute against Dundalk.

Liam broke through into regular first team contention in 2013, making 11 appearances in the League Of Ireland Premier League before moving to Ballinamallard in Northern Ireland.

Liam made 87 league appearances for Ballinamallard in the Premiership Northern Ireland, scoring 13 goals, before moving back to Sligo in 2016.

After making a further 48 appearances for Sligo, his contract was cancelled by mutual consent after seeking a move to England.

Liam made several appearances during the pre-season, impressing the management team enough to earn a permanent contract.

Rowan Roache

The 17-year-old Irish winger has joined the club on loan from Blackpool FC until January 2nd and in doing so becomes the first player born in the new Millennium to sign for the club.

The promising youngster signed his first professional contract with the Seasiders in July on a two-year deal.

Roache was part of the Blackpool U18 side that won the Lancashire FA Youth Cup and North West Youth Alliance League double last season, scoring 30 goals in 31 matches for the side. He made his senior debut during Blackpool’s EFL Trophy game against Doncaster, scoring in the post-match penalty shootout.

Beginning his international career with Ireland U16’s, he represented the National U17 side at the Under 17 European Championships in Croatia this summer. He scored one goal in the group-stage against Bosnia-Herzegovina with the team progressing into the knockout stages before being eliminated in the Quarter Finals against England.

Yves Zama

23-year-old Zama caught the eye of the Southport management team at the club’s 1-0 win over Burscough in pre-season. Yves made his debut as a substitute during Southport’s 4-0 win over Boston on the opening day of the season and has previously played for Hesketh Bank, Nelson and Bacup Borough.

Gerard Garner

18-year-old Garner began his footballing career by breaking Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record in a single season for Liverpool Schoolboys, scoring 76 goals at 11 years old. He joined Liverpool’s academy before joining Fleetwood. He was handed a professional deal by Fleetwood in May, after impressing for Nathan Rooney’s Fleetwood U18’s.