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Cook Moves Into Widnes

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Hallmark Security League Premier Division club Widnes FC have completed the signing of 31-year-old midfielder Stuart Cook from JD Welsh Premier side Cefn Druids.

Manchester-born Cook has spent the last eighteen months with Druids after signing in the summer of 2016.

He is a product of the Altrincham youth set-up, listing Stockport County and Sheffield United amongst his former clubs early in his career.

Cook has also played for New Mills, joining Bangor City in January 2009 before moving to Connah’s Quay Nomads later that year.

A cultured midfielder, Cook has since played for Curzon Ashton, Salford City and Northwich Victoria, where he was part of the side that reached the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup in 2015, before joining Cefn Druids.

Cook has also represented the England national futsal team, picking up a dozen caps. He has also captained Manchester Futsal Club domestically.

Joint-manager Kevin Towey told the club`s official Pitchero website: “Stu is someone we have pursued since the beginning of the season. He played against us for Cefn in pre-season and he was the best player on the pitch that day.

“He’s heavily involved with the England futsal side which is obviously different, but he has some of the best touches and skills I’ve ever seen. He can hurt teams for us.

“We are confident that his pedigree and experience will be vital to the squad in helping us finish the season strongly”.


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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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