The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier
Published 30th June 2012
....Premier League Premier Division side FC United of Manchester.
Birch followed manager Gary Lowe from Curzon Ashton in the summer of 2011 having moved to the Tamesiders from FC United.
An unspectacular player who leads by example, Birch’s ability to both break up opposition possession and launch attacks makes him a vital cog in the centre of midfield.
Last season Birch made thirty-six appearances as the Tigers powered to the Conference North championship.