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Chris Neal




Chris Neal

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Goalkeeper Chris Neal signed on at The Peninsula Stadium in May 2018 after leaving League One outfit Fleetwood Town.

The 33-year-old started his career at Preston North End in 2004, and made his Football League debut in 2005 against Ipswich Town; his only appearance for Preston in five seasons at the club. In 2009 Neal moved to League Two Shrewsbury Town, and won promotion to League One as runners-up in 2011-12. However after failing to agree terms, he opted to remain in League Two with Port Vale and it paid off as he won promotion to League One in 2012-13, as well as picking up two Player of the Year awards.

He retained both awards in 2013-14 as Vale survived the drop, and despite a couple of injuries, which resulted in The Valiants offering Neal a two-year extension. After another consistent season in 2014-15, Neal started 2015-16 with an injury which limited his appearances at Vale and after a couple of loan spells at Doncaster Rovers and Bury, he left the club at the end of the season and signed a two-year contract at Fleetwood Town.

After keeping a clean sheet in a 0-0 draw with Leicester City in the Emirates FA Cup Third Round, Neal was given a year’s supply of pizza from sponsor Papa John’s, but at the end of 2017-18 was released after the expiry of his contract.

In 2018-19 he didn't miss a minute of league action, and saved a penalty in the play-off semi-final to send us to Wembley where we won promotion to the Football League!

Previous Clubs: Preston North End, Tamworth (loan), Shrewsbury Town (loan), Morecambe (loan), Shrewsbury Town, Port Vale, Doncaster Rovers (loan), Bury (loan), Fleetwood Town.

Salford City Appearances (up to 19th January 2020)

63 appearances

Clean Sheets

7 appearances

Clean Sheets

70 appearances

Clean Sheets