Name: Jake Phillips
Former clubs: Tranmere Rovers, Sheffield United, Matlock Town
Total Nantwich Town Apps/Goals: 8/0
Jake re-joined the club in October after being released from Matlock Town early in the 2018-19 season.
Phillips began his career at Tranmere Rovers, but after narrowly missing out on a professional contract, he joined Llandudno Town, where he was part of their 2015 Huws Gray Alliance title-winning side. Following his stint with the Wings, he was handed an opportunity at Sheffield United, then of League One.
Following a short spell with Fleetwood Town, he signed for Brackley Town, whom he helped avoid relegation from the National League North. He spent 2016’s pre-season with Nottingham Forest, but was not offered a deal by the two-time European Cup winners
In pre-season of the 2017-18 campaign, he trained with various teams from National League to the Welsh Premier after which he re-signed for Llandudno. The defender then joined the Dabbers half-way through the season before signing for Matlock Town.
Upon departing the Gladiators, he re-joined Dave Cooke’s side, where he made a substitute appearance before winning the club’s official Man of the Match award in his first start at home against Warrington Town.
2018/19 Apps: 2 (1) 2018/19 Goals: 0