Wednesday, 16 March 2011
308 Paul Wheatcroft
Position : Forward
Played : 2001-02 (on loan from Bolton Wanderers)
Appearances : 6
Goals : 3
Paul was signed at the end of September as cover for the struggling Paul Connor but with Kevin Townson picking up an injury too he went straight into the side. Paul looked to have the world at his feet when he played for England Schoolboys and signed for Manchester United. They loaned him out to South African side FC Fortune for most of the 1999-00 season then released him. Bolton picked him up but a longterm injury restricted him to a few cup games so he made his League debut with us at home to Mansfield and scored.
Compared to the loan strikers of the previous season Paul did pretty well. He didn't look like a potential Premiership player but worked hard and took the chances that came his way. He got the winner away at Luton. His spell was unfortunately curtailed when he picked up a second yellow in the home game against Cheltenham just before his month expired. Therefore the loan wasn't extended , Parkin departed and Lee McEvilly arrived.
Later in the season Paul played two games on loan at Mansfield then was released. He signed for Scunthorpe but was dropped after 4 games and later loaned out to Southport On his release from Scunthorpe he signed for Stalybridge Celtic and was last heard of at Radcliffe Borough in 2004.