Former player at Northampton Town and Rushden and Diamonds. Joined Brackley in September 2015 after six and a half years as manager at Nuneaton Town and a season at Wrexham taking them to the FA Trophy final at Wembley.
Danny joins Kevin Wilkin’s side bringing huge experience to the goal-keeping jersey. Danny enjoyed two spells at Kidderminster Harriers making 185 appearances including a league debut against Northampton Town. He has also had spells at home-town team Redditch United and Moor Green and most recently played two seasons at Solihull Moors making 49 first team appearances in all.
Gareth Dean - Captain
Central Defender and club captain Gareth (”Gaz”) Dean was signed from Solihull Moors in the close season ahead of 2016-17 and was ever present at St James Park in his first season here making 56 appearances and scoring on four occasions.
At Solihull he was a member of the successful title winning side of 2015-16. He signed for Solihull from Nuneaton, the club where he had spent his previous career, making his début for the club as an 18 year old in 2008. He made almost 300 appearances, earning three promotions in his first four seasons at Liberty Way, as the club climbed swiftly to the Conference Premier. A former Player of the Year, Gareth was captain of Nuneaton and played under Kevin Wilkin in his time as manager.
He was included in the England “C” squad to play against Latvia Under-23s in September 2013. “Gaz” was named in the Conference North team of the year for 2015/16 and 2016/17.
Right-back Ellis Myles, who featured at SJP in the 2011-12 season, signed again for the Saints after spending the 2015-16 season at from Corby Town.
Ellis started his career as a trainee at Leicester City, before spells at Brackley Town and Rugby Town. He later joined Stamford, where he was a consistent performer in the Daniels’ side before moving to Steel Park. Before the start of this season Ellis had already played 80 times for Saints scoring twice.
Shep signed early in 2018 and has quickly gained the admiration of the Brackley Faithful with his calm defending and attacking purpose in wing back positions. Has also scored goals since he signed from Chester City and has proved a big addition to the squad
Connor is another player signed from Solihull Moors ahead of the 2017-18 season. Connor is a talented player providing options for Kevin Wilkin. He had spells at Hinckley United and Alfreton Town before two seasons at Solihull Moors. Connor is renowned for his long throw.
James was another player who gained promotion with Solihull Moors in 2015-16 before joining Brackley. James had progressed through Nuneaton Town’s youth set-up and gained an England “C” cap in 2013 against Latvia. Originally a Coventry City Academy player. In his five year stint with Nuneaton James amassed over 100 games scoring 17 times. He brought valuable experience to Kevin Wilkin’s Saints squad and scored an incredible 25 goals from midfield including a famous hat-trick in the FA Cup defeat of League One Gillingham.
He is the personification of versatility having played for Nuneaton in every position on the pitch, including goalkeeper. However James favours an attacking midfield role. He is a former ‘Boro Player of the Year and immediately became a fans’ favourite at SJP
He was released by Coventry City in 2010 having played for City in the Championship making his debut against Sheffield Wednesday and was then picked up by Nuneaton. He turned down a move in 2012 to Luton Town.
Adam made over 200 appearances for Nuneaton, scoring 23 goals in the process and helping the club gain promotion to the Conference Premier in 2012. Adam studied Sports and Exercise Science at Coventry University.
In his first season at SJP Adam made 56 appearances and spent more game minutes on the pitch than any other player.
Kevin Wilkin moved quickly to secure Matt as one of his first signings having come in as manager in September 2015. Matt played a big part whilst on loan in our succesful fight against the drop in 2015/16 and has already appeared 69 times in a Brackley shirt scoring eight times.
The midfielder, who came through Cambridge United’s youth ranks, spent the latter part of 2014/15 season on loan with Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division neighbours Cambridge City and had earlier spent a month with City`s neighbours Histon. Prior to joining Saints on loan, Matty also spent time with National League South side Wealdstone.
Glenn re-joined Saints for the 2015-16 season after one season at Hednesford. Glenn is another club legend who, like Steve Diggin, made it into the club’s “All time XI” when it was announced in 2016. Perhaps most famously remembered for his FA Cup goal against Gillingham in 2013, he has made 211 appearances and scored 32 goals for Saints.
Shane Byrne signed for the 2016-17 season from Nuneaton Town where he enjoyed a successful spell.
Shane started his career in Dublin and was part of the youth team that reached the quarter finals of the FA Youth Cup in the 2010–11 season. On the international transfer deadline day in 2011 Shane withdrew from the Republic of Ireland U19 squad in order to move on loan to Bury FC and made his professional début for Bury against Sheffield United on 3 September 2011. In October of that year he had his loan extended and made his FA Cup debut on November 12 in a 2–0 defeat to Crawley Town. On December 28 he again extended his loan at Bury until the end of January but his time at Bury was curtailed after picking up an ankle injury in a game at Colchester United. Bury confirmed in August 2013 that he had been released from his contract by mutual consent and a few weeks later it was announced that he had returned to Ireland to join Bray Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.
Shane joined Corby Town in August 2014 from Bray Wanderers and was a member of the Southern Premier League Championship winning side. In his first season at SJP Shane made an outstanding contribution to Kevin Wilkin’s side as they finished 7th in National League North, reaching the 2nd round of the FA Cup and the quarter finals of the FA Trophy. He made 52 appearances and scored four goals, his first a memorable finish against Darlington.
Shane has represented the Republic of Ireland both at U17 and U19.
Carl Baker is a former Coventry City captain who has also played for Portsmouth and MK Dons and joined us from Nuneaton after spending some time in America.
Luke was another to join in summer 2018 from AFC Rushden & Diamonds where he had been part of last season’s promotion winning squad. A big season awaits for Luke as he makes the jump to the National league.
Lee is a striker formerly with Ilkeston and Grantham Town. Lee joined Brackley in February 2016 and had made 66 appearances scoring 15 goals by the start of this season.