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Potter Signs For Macclesfield Town

By Matthew Jones
February 13 2004

Macclesfield Town have completed the signing of former England Youth and U21 player, Graham Potter. New Page 3 New Page 2 New Page 1 Jimmy Walker

Silkmen Sign Potter

Macclesfield Town have completed the signing of Boston United’s Graham Potter.

The former England Youth and U21 player began his career at Birmingham City and played more than 30 First Division games at St Andrews before joining Stoke City for £75,000 (aged just 19) back in 1993.

He then signed for Southampton for £200,000 in ‘96 where he made a handful of Premier League appearances, including the (in)famous ‘grey shirts’ 6-3 victory over Manchester United.

Six months later in 1997, he moved to West Brom for £300,000 and, with another 50 games under his belt, saw him loaned out at Northampton twice and once with Reading. Then came a Bosman move to York City in the summer of 2000.

The Bootham Crescent faithful saw him play over 100 games including five games against the Silkmen.

A close season move to Boston United this year saw him at the Moss Rose on opening day. While many Macclesfield fans may remember him coming close to getting the winner after a jinking run down the left wing late in the game, he also featured in Town's 3-0 FA Cup victory.

This was his last game for the Pilgrims before he was loaned out at Shrewsbury Town who were keen to keep him permanently before financial considerations prevented it.

Manager Jimmy Quinn said in December "We’ve been impressed with Graham and he has done a good job for us."

He also confirmed his interest in making the player a permanent signing by saying: "I will be keeping an eye on Graham and if things change with our situation we might take it further" and will be disappointed to hear today’s news.

He has since played four times for the Pilgrims, including the 3-1 win over the Silkmen where he put in an impressive performance including creating the third killer goal.

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