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Played For Both: West Bromwich Albion

13 November 2018

The Silkmen host West Bromwich Albion Under 23s in the Checkatrade Trophy this evening, so let's take a look at who has turned out for both teams...

Jared Hodgkiss

Stafford-born Jared started his career at West Brom, making his way up through the youth set up before debuting for the First Team in an FA Cup tie held in January 2006.

His Premier League debut came for The Baggies on 7th May 2006 away to Everton, coming on for ex-Macc Assistant Steve Watson.

Regular first team football failed to follow at West Brom, leading to a drop down the leagues for Jared, who found success at Forest Green, where he stayed for five years before heading to Kidderminster, Torquay and finally Macclesfield.

Although he missed the start of last season through injury, Jaren soon established himself as captain and led the team to the historic championship win.

 

Derek Kevan

Derek spent the majority of his club career with Albion, spending ten years at The Hawthorns between 1953 and 1963.

A strong powerful centre forward, Derek was nicknamed ‘The Tank’ and made his full debut in 1955 after completing his National Service in the Army.

Derek made a total of 262 appearances for The Baggies, scoring an impressive 157 goals in total, including 33 in the 1961/62 season, which is still a post-war club record.

Leaving West Brom in 1963, he turned out for Chelsea, Man City and Crystal Palace before dropping down the leagues, eventually finding himself at Macclesfield in 1968.

Making only four appearances for Macc, Derek continued to score for fun with four goals for the Silkmen. He was also landlord of the club’s Moss Rose Hotel (The Silkman).

Derek returned to The Albion in the 1980s, working as a Lottery Agent. He sadly passed away in January 2013 aged 77.

 

Glyn “Boaz” Myhill

Boaz spent a short time at the Moss as a loan player in 2003. He impressed in the sixteen games he appeared in, but manager David Moss was unable to extend his loan period and he returned to The Hawthorns to recover from an injury he had picked up.

Once back to full fitness, Boaz was sold to Hull for £50,000 where he remained for seven years and helped Hull climb from the old Third Division to the Championship with back-to-back promotions.

Having represented the club in all four divisions of the EFL, Boaz moved to newly promoted West Brom in July 2010 for a reported £1.5million

Spending a successful loan spell at Birmingham in 2011/12, he signed a two year extension in July 2015 and was re-signed by The Baggies in July this year and currently wears shirt number 13 in the First Team squad.

 

Graham Potter

Another player who we’ve featured before in "Played For Both", Graham joined West Brom in 1997 where he spent three years and made a total of 43 appearances.

Most of his time at The Hawthorns was spent out on loan (Northampton and Reading respectively) and he moved to York City in 2000 in search of regular first team football.

Graham ended his playing days at The Moss Rose, signing in 2004 on a free transfer and making 57 impressive appearances before retiring as a player at the end of the 2004/05 season.

Graham moved into management shortly after, with well-publicised success in Sweden with Ostersund.

He joined Swansea City as Manager in June 2018

 

George Stockton

George played for the Leicestershire Regiment until 1928 before joining West Brom. He failed to break into the team however and moved to Port Vale the following summer. Four goals in six games followed, but again he struggled to establish himself and moved again - this time to Macclesfield in 1931.

George was obviously destined to be a Silkman! He spent three years at the Moss, initially playing as a forward before moving into defence where he remained.

Winning the Cheshire League Championship twice as well as the Challenge Cup, George was a fan favourite and there was much disappointment when he was released in September 1934 on a free transfer.

 

Honourable mentions: Tyrone Barnett, Peter Ford, Arthur Gale, Richie Lambert, Kevin Keen, Andy O’Connor, Eric Prince, Albert Titley


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