New boys sign on


Midfielder Dave Prout and goalkeeper Liam Higginbotham sign for Mossley witnessed by Vice Chairman Les Fitton, Manager Chris Willcock and President Bob Murphy

Former Liverpool and Crewe midfielder Phil Charnock signs for Mossley

MOSSLEY have signed Phil Charnock, a footballer who has a place in Liverpool’s record books.

The midfield man became the youngest player ever to appear for the club in European competition when he made his debut in a Cup-Winners’ Cup tie against Apollon Limassol in 1992.

Charnock, who makes his debut in tonight’s friendly against Stalybridge Celtic at Seel Park for the Frank Robinson Memorial Trophy, was 17 years and nine months of age when he broke a record set the previous year by Jamie Redknapp.

Though Charnock, now aged 33, failed to establish a regular place at Liverpool, he spent six year at Crewe, making 155 appearances, and also played league football for Blackpool, Port Vale and Bury.

Since 2003, Charnock has played for Irish teams Linfield and Ballymena before moving to Fleetwood and Leigh RMI. He has also missed a whole year through injury.

New Mossley manager Chris Willcock has also signed Dave Prout, a 21-year-old midfield player, who last season starred for Blue Square North play-off side Southport.

Willcock is delighted with his acquisitions, declaring: “I want us to play attractive football and Phil and Dave are two central midfield players who will enable us to do that.”