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Veteran Keeper Joins Warrington

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Prior to Saturday’s FA Cup Preliminary Round tie at Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North rivals Prescot….

…..Cables, Warrington Town boss Joey Dunn has been hot on the heels of a goalkeeper, after recent signing David Stephenson left Cantilever Park.

Taking his place is a former Football League and Conference keeper, who has a wealth of experience.

Thirty-six-year-old Mark Westhead has signed for Warrington after beginning his career at Bolton Wanderers as an apprentice.

On his release from Bolton he had a brief spell in the Republic of Ireland playing for Sligo Rovers, before returning to England to represent Telford United and then Kidderminster Harriers.

Later in the 1998/99 season, good performances saw a return to League football with Wycombe Wanderers where the highlight of his three-year spell was reaching the FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool, played at Villa Park.

Westhead returned to his native North West with a year spell at Leigh RMI. He them moved to Stevenage Borough with whom he spent three years ending with a play-off final defeat.

A spell at Hyde United was followed by a brief stay at Droylsden and later he represented Northwich Victoria.

He is currently academy coach at his home-town club, Blackpool.

Warrington`s first-team coach James Standing said: “I worked with Mark at Leigh RMI in our younger days and he is a top quality keeper. He has had a great career and it gets even better now, with him representing Warrington Town.”


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