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Altrincham: Player Spotlight

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Mon 8 Aug 2016
Posted in First Team

This week’s player spotlight, and the final of the regular National League season is Danny Whitehead, a star in the Macclesfield Town ranks.

Born in 1993 Whitehead has a varied career, which started at Stockport County in 2010, before a major move from Cheshire to West London, and to Premier league giants West Ham.

The move was instrumented by the then County manager Didi Hamman, who called Sam Allerdyce to inform him of the star he had in front of him.

So Whitehead was informed of the interest from the ‘Hammers’ and then in 2013 following a successful trial was signed up by the Upton Park based club, a dream move for any aspiring footballer.

However, after making his debut in an FA Cup clash against Nottingham Forest, the midfielder terminated his contract with West Ham, and moved back up north and signed on the dotted line for Accrington Stanley.

Again, that move would prove to be the wrong choice after only making two appearances in two months, he left the club, then joining up Wigan in the 2015 January transfer window.

The chance then arose for Whitehead to make the move to Macclesfield, and following a highly successful pre season campaign where he soon became a favourite with the ‘Silkmen’, Whitehead would become an instrumental to their season.

The midfielder has scored six goals in 40 appearances this season, teamed with many assists.

Whitehead is the man to watch this weekend, and the Town midfielders of Kingsley James and Nicky Wroe will have a tough job keeping tabs on him all afternoon.

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