Joel Dixon

Position: Goalkeeper

Age: 25

Squad Number: 1

Born in Middlesbrough, Joel joined Sunderland as a youngster and graduated through to a full time deal in 2013. He spent the early part of the 2013-14 season on loan at Workington in Conference North before being recalled by Sunderland. He spent a spell on loan with Hartlepools United in League Two during the early part of the 2014-15 season and then had a three month spell on loan in Vanarama North with Boston United. He joined Gateshead of Vanarama Premier on loan in March 2015 and spent a month with them.

He was released by Sunderland in June 2015 and joined Barrow. He made his debut on the opening day of the season in the 2-1 home win over Dover Athletic. Joel was called up for the England “C” training squad in September 2015. Joel tore knee ligaments in the home game with Guiseley in November 2016 and missed the rest of the season.