The 55-year-old diabetic had his right leg amputated below the knee a couple of months ago after gangrene spread and is currently wheelchair bound. But the support of the Bucks’ board, and in particular chairman Dave Hopkins, has helped him through tough times.
Goalkeepers Joe Green, Craig Ellison and Riccardo Longato and defensive quintet Brad Roscoe, Andy Hollins, Tom Morris, Kyle Brownhill and Jordan Fagbola have pledged their allegiance to the NPL Premier outfit.
Clegg, 36, is the mastermind behind the event at the University of Bolton Stadium, which will feature a morning of 30-minute ‘showcase’ games followed by meetings with employers and recruitment agents from a range of industries.
NPL Premier FC United welcome Enfield Town, the UK’s oldest supporter-owned club, Enfield Town, to Broadhurst Park on Saturday July 24 for the Supporters Direct Trophy, otherwise known as the Brian Lomax Trophy.
The Scarborough Athletic striker, who has enjoyed a prolific Non-League career with promotions at Brighouse, Darlington and Farsley Celtic, recently opened up about his own struggles exacerbated by lockdown.
Since his appointment, Cooke has overseen the club’s transition into Step 3 football for the first time in the NPL Premier Division and steered the club to ninth place this season with 13 points from their eight games before the campaign was curtailed.