We are pleased to announce that Dabbers stalwart Sean Cooke has put pen to paper to sign a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2022. There is also an option to extend for another year at the end of the season
Sean began his career at Crewe Alex, but after having trials at Blackburn and Wigan he moved to the Dabbers for the 2011/12 season. He left for AFC Fylde in 2013, where he won the NPL Premier Division Player of the Year award and subsequently joined AFC Telford. Cooke returned back to Nantwich on loan in late February 2015, where he played a vital part in helping the Dabbers keep their NPL Premier Division status.
He joined FC United at the start of the 2015/16 season, but after being released, he returned to the Dabbers under former boss Phil Parkinson.
The 2016/17 season saw Cooke finish as the club’s top goalscorer as he finished the season with 21 in total. He also notched his 50th club goal away at Rushall Olympic. Despite suffering a knee injury during the final months of the season he was voted in the league’s team of the season.
2017/18 saw Cooke again finished as the club’s top goal scorer with 18 goals, and also made his 200th appearance for the club against Warrington Town.
The following campaign saw Cooke find the net thirteen times and set up twelve more, as he surpassed two-hundred-and-forty games for the club, and helped guide them to the play-off semi-finals.
After missing a few games of the curtailed 2020/21 season through injury, Cooke is currently sat on 99 competitive Dabbers goals. Hopefully it won’t be too long before he brings up his century.
Dave Cooke quote “Absolutely delighted to have Sean at the club for another year. He’s been with us a for a while and he’s always scored goals. He’s previously turned down better offers to stay with us so we’re really pleased to be able to repay his faith in by offering him another contract”