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1st Team Squad

Management Team

Ian Richards - Manager
He began his career with Blackburn Rovers but failed to make the first team and moved on to Halifax Town, where he made 24 Football League appearances. He went on to play for non-league teams Belper Town and Stocksbridge Park Steels where he played along side Jamie Vardy & was part of the promotion winning team. He went onto manager Penistone Church F.C. for 12 years taking them from local football to NCEL big hitters, winning trophies along the way. Away from football he is the Assistant Principal at Penistone Grammar School. Appointed Stocksbridge manager in September 2021
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Andy Ring - Assistant Manager
Andy Ring is a Stocksbridge Steels FC legend. He joined Penistone Church after 11 successful years at Stocksbridge, making 330 appearances, scoring 110 goals in the process. Since 2014 he became Church’s record goalscorer with 84 goals in 194 appearances for them. He followed new manager Ian Richards back to Stocksbridge where he took over as new 1st team coach.
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Pete Goldstraw - Coach
Part of Ian Richards backroom staff, followed him from Penistone. Well know up at Stocksbridge for his time behind the camera. Current store manager at Aldi in Stocksbridge
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Jamie Green - Goalkeeping Coach
The clubs new goalkeeping coach, having taken over the role in the summer, A wealth of experience in non league as a goalkeeper that will help in our goalkeeping department
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Sam Ewans - Physio
Sam has been with the club for over a year and is currently doing his degree at Leeds Beckett University.
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Gary Ward - Kitman
Gary Ward is the clubs long serving kit manager, having first took up the post under Wayne Biggins. Gary has played disability football for Sheffield FC, Derek Dooley, Sheffield Wednesday, Sherwood Colliery. Now plays for City Knights
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Goalkeepers

Ed Hall
Hall is Stocksbridge’s number one goalkeeper. He has struggled with injuries recently but after putting those problems behind him, he’s looking forward to showing why he is one of the top rated keepers in the Northern Premier League Division One.
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Defenders

Reece Fielding
The 22-year-old centre back came through the Doncaster Rovers academy and made his debut as a 17-year-old in the Checkatrade Trophy. After a stint with Ossett United, he is now a regular for the Steels.
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Lee Cooksey
Signed from close rivals Sheffield FC. Lee was a long serving defender who re-joined Club in the summer of 2018 for the fourth time. Has also spent time with Rainworth MW and Belper Town amongst others, having had a two-year spell in Australia.
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Jordan Lemon
Lemon is a right-back who has been featured in Team of the Years before. He signed for the Steels at the end of 2018 from Matlock Town and has been a regular in the first team ever since.
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Jack Tinker
Signed in October 2021 from Brighouse Town. A young full back who can plan on either flank. Has played for Shelley FC in the NWCL and also was part of the Barnsley FC Shadow Scholarship
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Elliot Walker
Summer 2021 signing, after being released by Doncaster, he spent last season with Toolstation Northern Counties East Division One side Rossington Main, where he made 10 appearances.
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Michael Trench
Left-back Trench came to Stocksbridge as a winner after winning the NCEL Premier Division title with Worksop Town. He’ll be hoping to keep that winning feeling going into this season with the Steels.
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Liam McFayden (on Loan)
Club captain who makes his return to Stocksbridge after last season’s sabbatical. A very familiar sight at the Eco Power Environmental Stadium who fans can’t wait to see back in action.
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Robery Ludlam (out on loan)
Ludlam is a versatile defender who can play across the defence and also in midfield. Wherever he plays, he adds plenty of chemistry to the team and will want more time on the pitch this season.
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Midfielders

Sam Finlaw
Finlaw joined last season from Staveley Miners Welfare but only made one appearance before the season was ended prematurely. The central midfielder was highly regarded in Staveley and will be showing why at the Eco Power Environmental Stadium this season.
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Ross Goodwin
Goodwin is coming into his third season with Stocksbridge after signing for us in 2019, though hopefully this will be a season he gets to complete. The central midfielder is known for his tough tackling.
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Kurtis Turner
Kurtis Turner re-signed for Steels as Ian Richard's first new signing, the ex Barnsley midfielder had enjoyed a brief spell at local rivals Penistone Church.
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Alex O'Connor
Autumn 2021 signing for Yorkshire rivals Brighouse Town. Has previously played for Hyde and was part of Barnsley’s Shadow Scholarship scheme. O’Connor was actually raised in Australia and attracted headlines as a youngster for his talent and ambition to become a professional player. He was coached in the AC Milan academy in Australia by former Italy international Andrea Icardi who said he had unlimited potential.
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Josh Millen
The 19-year-old midfielder, who can also play at both full-back positions is a graduate from the Rotherham United academy but was released from the Millers this summer. As well has receiving a trial from Brentford, Millen spent some time with our first team in pre-season, playing in the friendlies against Stockport Town and Maltby Main. He was then signed by our reserve team before moving to Grantham Town for a short period of time.
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Declan Slater (out on loan)
A young player who has played in Sweden, yet to establish himself in the first team and spent a period at loan at Worsoborough. Really impressed during pre-season and looking to make an impact in 2021/22
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Forwards

Luke Mangham
Mangham had been one of manager Chris Hilton’s most coveted targets when he signed for them in 2017. He has shown why he was so coveted ever since by scoring regularly when used as a striker.
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Josh Nodder
Nodder is an exciting winger with a penchant for scoring screamers at this level. He came through the Rotherham United academy but has been a familiar sight in the local non-league scene having played for Maltby Main and Handsworth before going to Stocksbridge.
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Nathaniel Crofts
Crofts is a familiar face to Stocksbridge fans as he was on loan at the Steels from Sheffield United in 2016. Since the last time the winger was at the Eco Power Environmental Stadium, he has gone through college in America and was drafted by MLS side Toronto FC
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Ben Partridge
Partridge has played for clubs such AFC Mansfield, Handsworth and Harworth Colliery before signing with Ollerton. When he was at Mansfield, he played under Stocksbridge legend Mark Ward. He primarily plays as a striker but can also be used as a winger. He joined from Ollerton Town this season, scoring seven goals in 21 appearances
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Jack Bennett
he 21-year-old striker is a product of the Emley youth system and it has been a point of pride for the club to have him leading their line. Bennett has scored five goals this season with many of his appearances coming off the bench.
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