Born in Dewsbury, Thornber started his career with Town, in 1983 and stayed at the club until 1988, playing over 100 matches in the league for Halifax.
After spells with Swansea City and Blackpool, Thornber joined the Iron in 1993 and stayed there for three years until 1996. The defender featured in 77 games during his time at Glanford park.
The former Town goalkeeper had three different spells with Halifax, the first started in 1999 and was his most productive in terms of first team games, making 93 appearances in three years.
He joined the club again in 2002 from Doncaster but only stayed for one season, he then returned for his third and final stint with Town in 2005. In total he played 133 matches for the club in the league.
Earlier in his career he had a short stay at Scunthorpe United in 1996 when he went on loan from Barnsley. He only played two matches for the Iron before going back to his parent club.
Paterson, born in Scotland, came through the Halifax youth academy and made his first team debut against Man.United in 1990.
He moved away from the club back up to Scotland and Falkirk in 1994 but it would only be a brief stay and moved back to England and signed with Scunthorpe in 1995.
The midfielder played 55 times in the league for Scunthorpe, scoring 5 goals and joined Halifax Town again in 1997.
The second spell at the club would prove to be his best in terms of scoring goals, notching up 31 league goals in just 78 games.
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