Blue Square Bet
Published 28th June 2012
The 23-year-old defender, who has played over 100 games in the Football League, is returning to Edgeley Park, despite interest from several League clubs, including Torquay United and York City and also Scottish outfit Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
Tunnicliffe started his career with the Hatters aged just 11 years old, progressing through the club's Centre of Excellence youth system, before making his debut as a substitute at Notts County in 2005 aged just 16.
Whilst at County first time around he had trials at both Liverpool and Southampton, with Tunnicliffe rejecting an offer to join the Saints, feeling that the move wasn't right for his career or him personally.
Having earned himself a regular place in Jim Gannon's side he was rewarded with a two-year contract extension in November 2008 with Gannon stating at the time that Tunnicliffe was one of the players that the club needed to retain and build around, and that he had all the attributes of a top class modern-day central defender.
Unfortunately with the club in administration Tunnicliffe was one of a number of prized 'assets' that were allowed to leave Edgeley Park, and in June 2009 he joined then League One side Brighton for an undisclosed fee.
Whilst at Brighton, Tunnicliffe spent time on loan at both MK Dons and Bristol Rovers before being sold to recently promoted League One side Wycombe Wanderers.
His career at Adams Park began well as he scored the Chairboys goal in the opening day draw against Scunthorpe United at the start of the 2011/12 season, but having lost his place in the starting line up later in the season, he was allowed to join League Two side Crewe Alexandra on a one month loan deal.
Having been released by Wycombe in the summer, Tunnicliffe has spoken to several clubs before committing his future to Stockport.