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Salford City FC are delighted to announce that terms have been agreed with midfielder Danny Whitehead.


Twenty-four year old Danny hails from just down the road in Stretford and started out with Stockport County in 2011. He was soon a regular in the first team at Edgeley Park, catching the eye of West Ham United. An undisclosed fee took him to Upton Park in June 2013 but only one appearance was recorded for the Hammers.


Released by West Ham in January 2015, Danny signed a short-term deal with Accrington Stanley. A successful trial period at Macclesfield Town followed and he signed for the Silkmen in time for the 2015-2016 campaign. Another spell of fine form attracted Wigan Athletic’s attention and he moved to the DW in January 2016. Loaned back to Macclesfield immediately, Danny had scored five goals in twenty-seven games by the end of that season.

During the summer of 2016 he was loaned to Cheltenham Town and later in the year back to Macclesfield Town.

In September 2017 the move to Moss Rose was made permanent and Danny was a key member of the side that won the National Division title.


Despite Macclesfield’s prmotion back into the English Football League Danny has made the decision to sign for the Ammies. He is excited to be part of the Salford City adventure and had this to say about his football philosophy: “I think I add a good level of energy to teams and chip in with a goal every now and again. I met the people around the club and can see that the ambition is massive here. It’s something I’m really looking forward to being a part of“.

He has plenty of National League experience as well and summed up Salford’s new division: “The National League varies in terms of style. There are different sorts of teams – some like to play on the flooe and others prefer a route one, long ball style”.

It’s a signing that can be seen as a statement of intent from a club determined to maintain its upward momentum. Danny relishes the challenge: “It’s going to be a massive season – the club is aiming for another promotion. I’m looking forward to meeting all the fans – I’m sure they’ll be behind us all the way“.

We’d like to extend a warm Salford welcome to Danny on behalf of everyone at the club.