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The Warrington Way

From non-league to glory
Started on 21 November 2019 by MrTini23
Latest Reply on 31 March 2020 by Justice

League Two Warrington Town pulled off a massive shock in the EFL Trophy final, hitting seven past Arsenal U23's on their way to lifting the trophy at Wembley.

An incredible result. Congratulations! A shame Arsenal were able to score a late consolation, but that doesn't take away from an absolute top performance. Some of the goals scored there highlights the great football you have got the team playing.

League One football is almost yours, too. Good stuff.
A real battering for Guendouzi's men! Just another one for the Warrington cabinet then after this, truly great work against what looked like a decent team put out by Arsenal.

The Warrington Way

April 2023

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Promotion to SkyBet League One is in the bag! We did it with a routine win against Colchester where they didn't really get near us apart from their goal on the counter-attack at the end. It was one-way traffic for the majority of the game.

Saturday 1st April

The promotion means that we finally get to know our budget for next season and I'm really happy with it. I firmly believe I can build a squad to tackle League One with that.

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A satisfying away win at Cambridge means we are the CHAMPIONS of SkyBet League Two!

Friday 7th April

We had a bit of bad news from the Cambridge game as Luke Wood is ruled out for the rest of the season with a twisted ankle.

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I've decided to play weakened teams in the final three games so the results are irrelevant really.

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An easy win for Cheltenham against our fringe players.

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I could not have picked a better way to end the season. 1st v 2nd at a packed Hilton Park and for that reason, I played our strongest available side. The result was fantastic, as we battered Wimbledon to win by five goals to nil.

Team Stats

Player Stats

Final League Table

Champions of SkyBet League Two and promotion into League One. What an absolutely amazing season and what an amazing set of players. I admit that I should have had more faith in the squad I was able to build in the summer, Luke Wood has been superb in front of goal.
Brilliant work. When will the success end? :P

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End of Season Awards

League Stats

League Awards

Manager of the Season

Another Manager of the Year award for me. It's lovely to achieve recognition for our achievements but it's all down to the layers. They are the ones performing on the pitch.

Player of the Season

Great to see Jordan Stevens pick up the Player of the Season award. His contract is up at Leeds at the end of June so I'll be looking to get him in permanently if he doesn't sign a new deal.

Club Awards

Fans' Player of the Season

This could have gone to any of the top three really. Interesting to see Jordan Stevens come third after winning the League Two Player of the Season. Jake Scrimshaw is a worthy winner though and I'm delighted to say that we've extended his loan for next season.

Signing of the Season

Luke was unlucky not to win Player of the Year. He's done brilliantly since joining us and has built a great partnership with Jake up front, with them firing us to the title.

Young Player of the Season

See above.

All-Time Best 11

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The Stats

*10 appearances minimum

Most Appearances
1. James Morton - 54
2. Luke Wood - 52(1)
3. Jordan Stevens - 47(1)

Most Goals
1. Luke Wood - 33
2. Jake Scrimshaw - 32
3. Jordan Stevens - 12

Most Assists
1. James Morton - 14
2. Luke Wood - 11
3. Jacob Edwards - 9
=. Jordan Stevens - 9
=. Iestyn Hughes - 9

Highest Average Rating
1. Jake Scrimshaw - 7.43
2. Luke Wood - 7.37
=. Tyreke Wilson - 7.37

Player of the Match Awards
1. Luke Wood - 10
2. Jake Scrimshaw - 8
3. Jacob Edwards - 4
=. Jordan Stevens - 4

Most Interceptions
1. Will Fish - 213
2. Luke Waterfall - 163
3. Theo Vassell - 130

Tackles Completed
1. Jordan Thomas - 107
2. Iestyn Hughes - 106
3. Jordan Stevens - 103

Pass Completion %
1. Manasse Mampala - 81%
2. Luke Wood - 80%
=. Ben Fox - 80%

Shots on Target
1. Luke Wood - 113
2. Jake Scrimshaw - 78
3. Jordan Stevens - 60

Distance covered per 90 mins
1. Tyreke Wilson - 8.6mi
2. Robson Shipley - 8.4mi
3. Connor Wood - 8.3mi
=. Morgan Whittaker - 8.3mi

The Warrington Way

Retained List

Before I begin, I'm delighted to say that the board have agreed to let me study for my Continental Pro License

Now onto the nitty-gritty. Obviously we need to improve our squad but I don't think we need as much of a rebuild than we have in previous years.

Under Contract

Teddy Healey
Luke Wood
Iestyn Hughes
James Morton
Luke Hume
Robson Shipley
Morgan Whittaker
Djed Spence
Luke Waterfall
Will Fish
Jordan Thomas
Tom Scott
Tyreke Wilson

Loan renewed

Jake Scrimshaw
Jacob Edwards
Connor Malley



Loan Ending

Connor Wood
Manasse Mampala
Jordan Stevens


Ben Fox
Martin Smith
Theo Vassell
Harvey Rodgers
Brad Walker
Joe Fryer
Curtis Butler

Next Season's Squad

The Warrington Way

Pre-season 2023

1st July

A bad start to pre-season, Jordan Stevens won't even talk to us

However, one piece of news I've been excited about is the signing of midfielder Patrick Crooks. We agreed this last season but had to wait until he turned 18 and boy does he look like a prospect.

4th July

The team against Oldham featured a fair few trialists so I'm more than happy with that result.

6th July

Centre-Back Cameron Beesley joins on a free transfer

8th July

12th July

15th July

Striker Zach Clough joins on a free transfer following a successful trial

18th July

Midfielder Mo Adams joins on a free transfer

22nd July

23rd July

Left-back Sam Hart joins on a free transfer

24th July

Centre-back Luke Woolfenden joins on a free transfer

25th July

29th July

30th July

Winger Dominic Johnson joins on loan from Watford

2nd August

Warrington draw Chesterfield, Rochdale and Newcastle U23's in EFL Trophy Group H

Warrington draw Wigan away in the Carabao Cup 1st Round
A quite incredible preseason if I'm honest. Zach Clough sticks out as a name to me, hopefully he can really prove his talent for you.
An incredible rise through the football league and you have clearly established Warrington now as a football league side. A great success story so far, and a fantastic pre season with a very strong squad, but can they take on league one? We will have to see! Keep it up :)
Zach Clough could be a fantastic signing should he discover his true ability. He's been touted for success but never quite realised his talent. Sam Hart will be a very good option to have in defence also, I can tell you from previous experience and the capture of Woolfenden impresses me. Interested to see how the likes of Luke Wood fair after an impressive season last time out. A good pre-season to boot, the only negative seems to be the failed signing of Stevens.
I can tell you for a fact from my story that a League One Luke Woolfenden is an absolute monster, someone who can do a job in the championship as well. good luck!
Thanks for all the comments. I think we have a great squad for L1 but when/if we go it'll be a lot tougher as the financial and reputation restraints hit

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