MANAGER

Kevin Wilkin

Sponsored by: Lily Goodman - Home  ....  Sandy Moffat - Away

Former player at Northampton Town and Rushden and Diamonds. Kevin 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.  The 2015-16 season ended with a last day win to stay up, the following season Kevin guided his side to a 7th placed finish missing out on a play-off place by a single point before successive 3rd place finishes in 2017-18 and 2018-19 and taking Saints to Wembley in 2018 winning the FA Trophy. 

ASSISTANT MANAGER

Mark Noon

Sponsored by: Ray Styles - Home & Away

Mark joined Kevin Wilkin at St James Park in September 2015 as Assistant Manager - an ever-present face in the dugout and on the training ground and a key part of Kevin's successful management team. 

David Staff

Sponsored by: Graham Shaw - Home & Away

A former player at St James Park, David joined Kevin's management triumvirate in September 2015 forging a successful team with Kevin and Mark. 

KIT MANAGER

Keith Marshall

 Sponsored by: Mike & Jan - Home and Away 

Keith is a long-serving member of the Brackley Town back-room staff.

 

GOALKEEPERS

Danny Lewis

 

Sponsored by: Rosie Moffat - Home and Away 

Danny joined Kevin Wilkin’s side in the Summer of 2017 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 more recently played two seasons at Solihull Moors making 49 first team appearances in all.  Danny played in every game last season guarding the goal for the league's second meanest defence.

 

 

DEFENDERS

Gareth Dean - Captain

 Sponsored by: Alan, Andy, Harry and Freddie Bannard - Home .... Caryl Billingham MBE - Away

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 over 340 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.

Gaz was included in the England “C” squad to play against Latvia Under-23s in September 2013. He was named in the Conference North team of the year for 2015/16 and 2016/17 and in the National League North team of the year in 2017-18 and 2018-19.  Gaz captained the team in the 2018 FA Trophy final at Wembley, scoring Saints' late equaliser and lifting the trophy after the penalty shoot-out victory.  Last season he was again ever-present and named Manager's Player of the Year.

Ellis Myles

 

Sponsored by: James Batty - Home and Away

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 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. By the close of last season Ellis had already clocked up over 180 first team appearances for the Saints and scored 7 goals. 

Shepherd  Murombedzi

 Sponsored by:  Blue Motion Group & Guy Smith - Home & Away

Shep signed early in 2018 and quickly gained the admiration of the Brackley faithful with his calm defending and attacking purpose in wing back positions. He has also scored goals since he signed from Chester City and has proved a great addition to the squad. 

Connor Franklin

 

Sponsored by: James Batty - Home & Away

Connor is another player signed from Solihull Moors ahead of the 2017-18 season. Connor is a talented player providing options on the left for Kevin Wilkin.  He had spells at Hinckley United and Alfreton Town before two seasons at Solihull Moors.  Connor missed the final months of last season with injury but is back and fully recovered for the new season. 

Thierry Audel

Sponsored by:  Brian Martin - Home .... Sandy Moffat - Away

Thierry is a French defender who played 45 games for Welling United in National League South last season. 

He has previously played for Auxerre, Pisa and Notts County among others and signed for us ready for the 2019-20 season. 

Kelvin Langmead

Sponsored by: Tony Stevens Home and Away

Kelvin Langmead joined Brackley Town from Harrogate Town in the Summer of 2019 bringing vast experience to Kevin's squad.
Defender Kelvin was previously with Shrewsbury Town and Northampton Town and has played over 300 EFL games.

 

MIDFIELDERS

James Armson

 Sponsored by: Linda & Garry Taylor  - Home and Away

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.

By the end of the 2018-19 season James had made 150 first team appearances scoring 62 times. 

Matt Lowe

 

Sponsored by: Andy, Di and Ross Lumbard - Home .... Alan, Andy, Harry and Freddie Bannard - Away

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 while on loan from Cambridge United in our successful fight against the drop in 2015/16 and has already appeared 182 times in a Brackley shirt scoring 15 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.  In 2019 he made a first appearance for England "C" in a game against Latvia.

Glenn Walker

 

Sponsored by: Chris & Ellis Tymon - Home & Away

Glenn re-joined Saints for the 2015-16 season after one season at Hednesford. Glenn is another club legend who made it into the club’s “All time XI” when it was voted upon in 2016.  Perhaps most famously remembered for his FA Cup goal against Gillingham in 2013, by the kick-off to the 2019-20 season he had made 309 appearances and scored 40 goals in a Brackley Town shirt. 

Shane Byrne

 

Sponsored by:  Linda & Garry Taylor - Home and Away

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.  Since then Shane has continued to be ever-present in the midfield, missing not one game last season. 

Shane has represented the Republic of Ireland both at U17 and U19. 

Carl Baker

Sponsored by: Jack Banham - Home .... Away awaits sponsorship

Carl Baker is a former Coventry City captain who has also played for Portsmouth and MK Dons and joined us in late January 2019 from Nuneaton Borough.  Carl made an immediate impact with his running, determination, midfield craft and goals.  He found the net no fewer than 5 times in his first 5 games and he tallied 17 appearances and 6 goals by the end of the season.  

Luke Fairlamb

 

Sponsored by: Steve Goodman - Home .... Tony Stevens - Away

Luke was another to join in summer 2018 from AFC Rushden & Diamonds where he had been part of the previous season’s promotion winning squad.  Often featuring from the bench, he made close to 50 appearances in his first full season in National League North.

 

FORWARDS

Lee Ndlovu

 

Sponsored by: Chris Barritt - Home and Away

Lee is a striker formerly with Ilkeston and Grantham Town.  Lee joined Brackley in February 2016 and had made 171 appearances by the finish of last season.  As the lone striker for much of the 2018-19 campaign, Lee carried a tough physical burden, missing just 2 matches all season, and notched 21 goals.  

Dan Holman

Sponsored by: Michael & Helen Stacey - Home .... Guy Smith - Away

Dan, who celebrated his 29th birthday two weeks ago, has scored over 150 goals in his career which has predominantly been in League Two and The National League. He joins us after a brief stint at Kettering where last season he scored 15 goals in 25 appearances after leaving Aldershot Town mid-season.

Tendai Daire

Sponsored by: Pat Ashby - Home .... Tony Stevens - Away

Tendai Daire signs from Lutterworth Town - striker Tendai was prolific in front of goal for Lutterworth over the past couple of seasons and adds to Kevin’s attacking options.