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Played For Both: Salford City

28 February 2020

We have shared nineteen players with Salford City over the year and as we approach our first league meeting with The Ammies at the Moss Rose this weekend, we take a look at the players who have represented both clubs.


Ritchie Branagan

A product of the Bury youth academy, Ritchie left Gigg Lane in 2012 when he signed for Salford City.

He would arrive at the Moss Rose a year later in the summer of 2013 and would play backup to Rhys Taylor for much of the season, although he appeared in our final game of the 2013/14 season away at Alfreton Town; whilst he also appeared in our 4-0 F.A Cup victory against Swindon Town.

Ritchie also played backup for the 2014/15 campaign, but he would claim a winner's medal as the club won the Cheshire Senior Cup - with Ritchie also appearing in the F.A Cup for the Silkmen during this campaign.

He would continue as the clubs' second-string goalkeeper for the following campaign, deputising for Shwan Jalal and Craig Ross respectively, before moving to Chorley on a permanent deal in January 2017 after a short loan spell at Ashton United.


Anthony Dudley

Another product of the Bury youth academy, Anthony joined the Silkmen in January 2017 as part of the deal which took Jack Macreth to the Shakers.

During his time at the Moss Rose, Anthony played as a lone striker as well as off the bench before a hamstring injury sustained at the beginning of February disrupted his season.

Anthony would still contribute five goals in seventeen appearances before the end of the 2016/17 campaign.

He would join Salford in the summer of 2017 following his release from Bury.

A loan move to FC Chester in July 2018 would see him join up with former managers Bernard Johnson and Anthony Morley on a loan deal to FC Chester in July 2018. He would make the move permanent in May 2019 following his release from The Ammies.


Martin McDonald

Martin signed for the Silkmen in the summer of 1993 and would make quite the impression on his debut in a First Round F.A Cup tie against Hartlepool United, scoring a fantastic goal after replacing the injured Steve Wood.

He would go on to to win the Conference League Cup and Staffordshire Senior Cup in 1994, whilst also winning the clubs' 'Player Of The Year Award' for the 1993/94 campaign.

Martin would help the Silkmen win the Conference title for the first time in 1995, before leaving for Stockport County at the end of the 1995/96 season.

A move to Doncaster would follow before Martin re-joined Macc 1997 when he would help the team win a place in the Nationwide League Second Division whilst also winning the Cheshire Senior Cup once again in 1998.

After leaving Macc, Martin represented an array of non-league sides - including tomorrow afternoon's visitors.


Steve Tobin

Steve joined Macc from Witton Albion in 1994 following spells with Leeds United and Stockport County.

A tricky winger in his day, Steve would help the club to a Stafforshire Senior Cup win in 1994; whilst he would also be part of the 1994/95 Conference Championship side.

He would leave for Flixton in the summer of 1996 before going on to represent Salford City twice - with his final spell at The Ammies coming in 2010.


Simon Wiles

Simon joined the Silkmen on loan in October 2006 and made an instant impact against Walsall in the F.A Cup.

Simon would return on loan in January 2007 following recovery from injury, although he would largely be deployed from the bench as an impact player.

He would return to the Moss Rose for the 2007/08 campaign where he reprised his role as an impact substitute for much of the season.

He would move to Blackpool on a permanent deal at the end of the season, and would eventually turn out for Salford following a move in the summer of 2014 - although he would make just four appearances before moving on in November 2014.


Honourable mentions: Steven Brackenridge, Karl Brown, Tom Elliot, Rico Gomes, Liam Hogan, Sam Madeley, Karl Marginson, Mark Molyneaux, Vinny Mukendi, Mike Phenix, Andrew Smart, James Thorne, Richie Wellens, Danny Whitehead.

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