25 / 01 / 12

Michael 'Mickey' Brennan, another long serving member of the Mossley team from the Don Wilson era , passed away on 14th January (aged 70).

Mickey Brennan was an unassuming and steady character who played predominantly at left back having been signed by the late Don WIlson from Tranmere Rovers, where he was a reserve team player, for the 1963/64 season as a 22 year old. He went on to make 293 appearances for Mossley up to his retirment from the game in 1970.

In his final season before retirement in 1970 he was part of Mossley's best team since WWII up to that time, as the Lilywhites finished runners up to Skelmersdale United in the Cheshire County League, reached the first round proper of the FA Cup, losing in a replay against Stockport County and also reaching the quarter finals of the first ever FA Challenge Trophy (two wins away from Wembley).

At the end of his retirement season he had a joint Testimonial match along with long serving player/manager Don Wilson against a Northern Premier League XI played in May 1970.

Brennan's former Mossley team mate Kenny Maughan passed away in 2005 while manager Don Wilson died in 2003.

Michael Brennan R.I.P.