Date of birth - 7th November 1981
A former Everton youth player, Pilkington made his senior debut on loan at Exeter in late 2002. He left Everton the following summer he joined Port Vale in the summer of 2003 and went on to play more than 250 games for Vale. He joined Luton in 2008 where he spent four years before joining Mansfield in 2012. Things didn't really work out for Pilkington at Mansfield and after a loan spell with Forest Green he arrived at Macclesfield on loan in February 2014, before signing a permanent deal with the club in the summer. He has been another regular for Macclesfield over the last two years and has been named 'Player of the Season' in both of his full seasons with the Football Club.