The Northern Premier League

News Archive

 
Search : 

21 Sep 2022 : Hooper swaps Workington for Runcorn

Runcorn Linnets have strengthened their goal threat with the capture of James Hooper from Workington.

Linnets manager Dave Wild felt he needed extra scoring power to take pressure off player-assistant boss Jamie Rainford.

He believes that 25-year-old Hooper will be a big asset at the APEC Taxis Stadium.

The boss said: "James will be a really important addition to the squad.

"We have over relied on Jamie Rainford with regards to fire power and goals and although he is happy to carry that burden, it's imperative that if we are to be a success this year we have to be able to spread the wealth when it comes to scoring.

"James arrived with a wealth of experience and has qualities that will only enhance the group. I'm really pleased that he has agreed to join and I'm excited to watch him hit the ground running because I have no doubts that will be the case."

James joins only a week after playing against us for Workington in the Isuzu FA Trophy.

It means that he is cup-tied and won't be eligible for our match in the next round at North Shields this Saturday.

He joined Workingtonin the summer from Atherton Collieries, making nine appearances for the Reds and scoring two goals.

James had launched his senior career with Rochdale, turning professional in 2015, after scoring 23 goals in 2014-15 season as youth team Player of the Season.

His two years on the staff at Spotland featured loan moves to FC United of Manchester and Stockport County.

James made two Football League appearances for Dale and one for Carlisle United before moving into non-league football with a return to FCUM.

James has also been at Radcliffe Borough, Salford City, Chorley, West Didsbury & Chorlton, Altrincham and Witton Albion.

We welcome James to Linnets and wish him a successful and enjoyable stay.

Recent Headlines

04 Dec : Linnets appeal for donations of Christmas gifts for the needy

23 Nov : Trust Board election 2022 - Ste Bignall and Tracy Measor return; former vice-chairman Hedley Edwards retires

22 Nov : Fans can help with recycling to cut down waste at APEC Taxis Stadium

13 Nov : Linnets pay respects on Remembrance Sunday at Runcorn Cenotaph

11 Nov : Lest we forget: Remembrance commemorations at Runcorn Linnets

09 Nov : Paul Cooper saves penalty on debut after joining from Barnsley for a month

04 Nov : Wales Schools International Louis Holden arrives from Connah's Quay Nomads

31 Oct : FA Trophy second round takes Linnets to Spennymoor

21 Oct : Macauley Clifton is promoted to first-team squad from Under 21s

19 Oct : Linnets mural unveiled in Runcorn Shopping City

10 Oct : Ryan Brooke returns to Runcorn Linnets

10 Oct : Runcorn Linnets at home to Belper in Trophy

04 Oct : M56 westbound closed this weekend between Junctions 11 and 12

03 Oct : Linnets launch sustainability review as running costs surge

02 Oct : New Runcorn Linnets home shirt - replicas available to pre-order now

01 Oct : We're backing Play Safe

26 Sep : Ossett to visit APEC Taxis Stadium in Isuzu FA Trophy

23 Sep : Cables to visit for LIverpool Senior Cup opener

21 Sep : Hooper swaps Workington for Runcorn

16 Sep : Update on County Cups

15 Sep : Jacques Welsh packs his bags to join Bootle

Webb's of Runcorn
Cardiac Risk in the Young
Charter Standard Club
Respect FC - Uniting against the ugly side of football


Site Last Updated
15:56 5/12/2022

This site has had 6299630 Visitors

There are 3 other visitors currently browsing this site


For comments, questions or corrections please Contact Us.
Payments can be made to the club through our Online Checkout facility via our payment page.
The site and its content are Copyright 2001-2022 Runcorn Linnets FC. All rights reserved.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
This site uses Cookies. If you do not consent to this, then please switch them off in your browser, or leave now.