We are delighted to announce that three of our 2018/19 squad members have signed new deals at the FBS Stadium!
Firstly, right back Connor Brown has signed a new one year deal with a year option. The defender was an important part of Ian Evatt’s squad last season and signs up for next season as the Bluebirds look to push on towards the play offs.
Born in Sheffield, Conor began his career with Sheffield United. He did not make a top team appearance for them before being released in the summer of 2012 but he had loan spells with Eastwood Town – four games and Hinckley United six games before that.
He joined Oldham Athletic and scored once in eighty nine appearances for the club over four seasons as well as having a two month loan spell from November 2014 with Carlisle United for whom he made eight appearances.
In the summer of 2016 he joined Guiseley and made fifty one first team appearances for them before joining York City on loan in January 2018. The move became permanent a month later and he made eleven appearances for City before being released in June 2018. He joined Barrow in July 2018.
Next up, midfield ace John Rooney has signed a new one year deal with a years option included. Rooney proved an invaluable part of the team last season, scoring plenty of goals from midfield including a stunning brace on the final day at Gateshead.
Born in Liverpool, John is the younger brother of former Manchester United and England striker Wayne. John came through the youth system at Macclesfield Town and signed a senior contract making his debut in 2008. He made forty six senior appearances for the Silkmen, scoring four times before being released in 2010.
He played seven games for New York Red Bulls in 2011, scoring once and nine for Orlando City in 2012 scoring twice before signing for Barnsley in October of that year. He did not make a senior appearance at Oakwell and in 2013 he joined Bury.
He made four appearances for the Shakers without scoring and whilst at Gigg Lane had a five game loan spell with Chester in January 2014, scoring once. That led to a permanent move to Chester at the end of that month and he went on to make a further one hundred and twenty five appearances for them scoring twenty nine times before joining Wrexham in the summer of 2016. He scored eleven times in thirty three appearances for them before being loaned to Guiseley for the rest of the 2016-17 season in February 2017. He scored once in seven games for the Yorkshire club. He made his move to Nethermoor permanent in the summer of 2017 and last season he scored seven goals in thirty five appearances for the Lions.
He joined Barrow in June 2018 and made his debut on the opening day of the season against Havant & Waterlooville.
Next up is midfielder John Rooney, who has also signed a new one year deal with a year option.
Finally, goalkeeper Johnny Saltmer has signed a new one year deal with the club.
The 20 year old was released by Hull at the end of last season and after training with a number of football league clubs, joined the Bluebirds in February.
Saltmer helped the Tigers academy side reach their first ever U21 Premier League Final in 2015/16 and gained first-team experience during loan spells at North Ferriby United and Cleethorpes Town last season.