John Rooney

Position: Midfielder

Squad Number: 8

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. He made his debut on the opening day of the season against Havant & Waterlooville.


John is sponsored by Derek Birrell




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