2017-18 MANAGEMENT AND PLAYING SQUAD

 

DANNY MARTIN (Manager) D.O.B. September 1986

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Came to Rocester as a player in 2015, and took over as Manager in the summer of 2016 after an initial caretaker role. Danny began his playing career as a trainee with Derby County, captaining their U-18s to the F.A. Youth Cup Quarter Finals. Unusually, at International level he represented both England (U-16, U-17 & U-18) and Wales (U-21). Danny joined Notts County in 2005, and made 51 appearances before joining League Two side Mansfield Town in 2007, where he played a further 26 senior matches. During a successful four-year spell with Mickleover Sports he helped them win back to back promotions to the N.P.L. Premier Division, then won a Central Midlands League South championship with Mickleover Royals in 2015.

 

DANNY MARTIN

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MARK GRIMLEY (Assistant Manager)

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MARK GRIMLEY

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M. P. GRIMLEY

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WILL BECK

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WILL BECK

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MIKE METCALFE

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ADAM BINKS (Goalkeeper) D.O.B. October 1997

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Young goalkeeping prospect who joined the Romans during the 2015-16 campaign from Gresley Reserves. Spent much of the 2016-17 season loaned out to East Midlands Counties League side Graham St. Prims gaining valuable experience.

ADAM BINKS

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CHARLIE WOOD (Goalkeeper) D.O.B. July 2000

Sponsored by Broadview Financial Services

Young goalkeeper signed in July 2017. Gained a little experience with Graham St. Prims in the East Midlands Counties League last season, and already looks to have a great future ahead of him. 

 

 

CHARLIE WOOD

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JAMES FROST (Defender) D.O.B. March 1996

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James was handed his first team debut in November 2015 after initially joining the club's Reserve team. Now approaching his 100th appearance, he is well established at Right-Back. Has a great attitude both on and off the pitch.

  

 

 

JAMES FROST

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CARL ALLEN (Defender) D.O.B. February 1983

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Originally signed from Ashbourne United in 2004. 'Nutty' scooped both the Players' Player and the Supporters' Player of the Season awards for 2006-07, and took the Players' accolade again nine years later for the 2015-16 season. He captained the team to Staffordshire Senior Cup glory in 2008 before leaving to join Leek Town soon afterwards, however he rejoined the Romans in July 2012 and has remained ever since. A club legend who always leads by example, he has now made over 400 appearances for the club.

 

CARL ALLEN

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ED FARNLEY

     

MATTHEW KING (Defender) D.O.B. July 1994

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MATT KING

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Matthew Nutt (Click to enlarge)MATTHEW NUTT (Defender) D.O.B June 1991

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Matt joined the club in July 2014, making the step up from County League football with neighbours Cheadle Town. Having adjusted well to the level, work commitments restricted his appearances at Right-Back, however Matt has become a popular and important member of the squad.

MATT NUTT

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ROB WHISTON

     

JORDAN SIMPSON (Defender) D.O.B. April 1989

Sponsored by A. Thorley & Son

 

 

 

 

 

 

JORDAN SIMPSON

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OLIVER PRATT (Defender) D.O.B. November 1994

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OLIVER PRATT

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ALBERT LANSDOWNE (Defender) D.O.B. September 1996

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ALBERT LANSDOWNE

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ASHLEIGH LYNCH (Defender) D.O.B. April 1990

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ASHLEIGH LYNCH

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HARRY LANSDOWNE (Defender) D.O.B.

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HARRY LANSDOWNE

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TOM BROWN (Midfield) D.O.B. October 1993

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A talented and industrious central midfield player who spent five years with Stoke City as a youngster and two with Chasetown before arriving at Rocester in July 2014. With more than 100 appearances for the Romans under his belt Tom has developed into a key player. Has a great attitude both on and off the pitch.

TOM BROWN

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SCOTT WESSON (Midfield) D.O.B. September 1988

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SCOTT WESSON

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JOE BROCKLEY (Midfield) D.O.B. June 1987

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Hard-working midfield player who was signed from East Midlands Counties League neighbours Stapenhill in March 2016. Always available for a pass, and always likely to find the net with a well-struck free kick. Joe played youth football with Gresley, and he has also represented Willington and Mickleover Royals, where he helped the club win the Central Midlands League South title in 2015.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOE BROCKLEY

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ROB RITCHIE-SMITH (Midfield) D.O.B. December 1988

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Rob has England U-16 and U-18 honours, and spent four years playing in Canada and USA where he helped Chicago Fire win the U-23 National Championship in 2011. A skilful midfielder who chips in with more than his share of goals, Rob joined the Romans from Gresley in September 2014 and he has now made well over 100 appearances for the club. His previous clubs include Corby Town, Borrowash Victoria and Mickleover Sports.

ROB RITCHIE-SMITH

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CHRIS MARTIN (Midfield) D.O.B. April 1989

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CHRIS MARTIN

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DEAN BROMLEY (Midfield) D.O.B. March 1984

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DEAN BROMLEY

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SEBASTIAN SZONDI (Midfield) D.O.B. February 1989

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SEBASTIAN SZONDI

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ERIC GRAVES (Midfield) D.O.B. September 1986

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Experienced midfield player signed from Belper Town in November 2017. A great addition to the squad, Eric combines his ball-winning skills with astute passing ability, and chips in with the odd goal along the way. He has played Conference National football for Burton Albion, and lists Gainsborough Trinity, Mickleover Sports and Gresley among his former clubs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ERIC GRAVES

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OLIVER ROOME (Forward) D.O.B. February 1997

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Exciting young striker who was initially brought into the Reserve team set-up in 2015. His goalscoring exploits quickly earned him a step up into the first team squad where he has continued to flourish and find the net on a regular basis. By the end of the 2016-17 campaign Oli had scored 21 goals in 68 appearances. Previously he was with the Burton Albion Academy and a Scholar with Mansfield Town.  

 

OLIVER ROOME

 

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CALLUM RIDDELL (Forward) D.O.B. January 1996

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Highly talented striker with an impressive goals to games ratio. Callum is capable of scoring spectacular goals out of nothing, and is a real match-winner on his day. He had a very brief spell with the club as a 17-year old in 2013 but rejoined in November 2015 under Mark Wilson's management. Now a key player, he was leading scorer last season with 20 in all competitions. Former clubs include Newhall United and Gresley.      

 

 

 

 

CALLUM RIDDELL

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MARTIN SMYTH (Forward) D.O.B. December 1990

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MARTIN SMYTH

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Solihull Plastering Ltd

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RYAN GRIFFIN (Forward) D.O.B. July 1990

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RYAN GRIFFIN

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CROSS STREET PET STORES

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SAM BATES (Forward) D.O.B. January 1999

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Quick and energetic young striker with a bright future ahead of him. Sam joined Rocester's reserve team set-up during the 2016-17 season, and made his first team debut during December 2016 in a Staffordshire Senior Cup tie at Rushall Olympic. He is also a keen cricketer.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SAM BATES

 

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PETE ALIGUMA (Midfield) D.O.B. March 1990

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DANNY CHATFIELD (Defender/Midfield) D.O.B February 1990

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