STRIKER MIKE PHENIX HEADS TO SOUTHPORT FOR AN UNDISCLOSED FEE
CAREER BEFORE SALFORD
Local lad Mike (28) started out in the Manchester League with Hindsford. He then moved up the non-league ladder with Droylsden, Skelmersdale United and AFC Telford United. In 2014 he caught the eye of League One Barnsley and the Tykes paid a £25,000 fee for his services. Game time proved hard to come by at Oakwell and following loan spells at Macclesfield and Southport Mike switched permanently to the latter in October 2015. A move to Salford City came along during the following summer.
WITH THE AMMIES
Mike made his Salford debut on the opening day of the 2016-2017 when Gloucester visited Moor Lane, The Ammies’ first ever National League North fixture would finish 0-0 but ‘Pheno’ was soon on the goal trail. He scored in each of the next 5 matches, including a winner against local rivals FC United of Manchester. Sixteen goals were recorded over a campaign that ended in play-off disappointment but Mike has the consolation of finishing club top scorer. He made a vital contribution during the 2017-2018 title winning season too, notching 11 times
MOVING BACK TO SOUTHPORT
With over 80 Salford appearances and 27 goals under his belt, Mike agreed terms with former club Southport today and joins them for an undisclosed fee. He’ll be remembered very fondly at The Peninsula Stadium for his muscular, swashbuckling style of play and, of course, those goals. We’d like to thank Mike for his significant contribution to the Ammie cause and wish him well for the future.