Tony McMillan joined Warrington Town FC, after they earned promotion to the top tier of the Northern Premier League. He was brought in to replace Karl Wills, as the Yellows' former number one embarked on a new challenge. Ever since he has been a stalwart of the club and ever relaible throughout Paul Carden's reign.
Tony's professional footballing career started just before the turn of the mileniumm, where he intially spent time in the youth set up at Manchester City. Shortly after, he would move to his home town club, Wigan Athletic and this was followed my another short stint at Preston North End.
At the end of 2000/01, McMillan arrived at Runcorn FC Halton, where he had some stability at a club side for the first time. After 4 years spent on WA7, moves to Lancaster City and Burscough, were also supplemenetd with loan moves to Ashton United, Colwyn Bay and another temporary move at Lancaster.
A succesful move would follow at Southport, where he accumulated 200 apperances and won the non-league player of the year during his 5 year spell, which began in 2008.
The impressive performances on Merseyside saw Altrincham swoop for his services. Unfourtunately, he couldn't become the established shot-stopper there, so departed for Barrow. His time at Barrow and later Stalybridge Celtic earnt him glowing reports and saw him become the ideal signing for Warrington.
His contributions to the club were recognised, after he was named the 2016/17 club player of the year.
After having a spell out of the side after the arrival of Luke Pilling, he is back as Warrington's number one ahead of his 3rd season at Cantilever Park.
Adam Carden is brother of manager, Paul and is coming into his third permanent season at Warrington.
Adam first joined Southport to kick start his footballing career, and also spent time on trial at Manchester City. After Southport were relgated in 2003, he would have a brief spell at Wigan, before finishing the campaign at Runcorn FC Halton.
After Liam Watson left the Sandgrounders, Cardem moved to Accrington Stanley. However, sadly his time was remebered for an 8-month abscence, due to a serious cartilage injury.
When he left Stanley, the defender chose to move to Burscough before joining the project at FC United of Manchester. Although, he would only spend 4 months there before, being lured up the football pyramid and joining Altrincham for the remainder of the 2009/10 season.
In the next few years, a second spell would follow at Southport, and was followed by a spell at AFC Fylde, where he played a pivotal role in their promotion push.
Next, he would join Skelmersdale United and helped the club to one its best ever season. Yet, when the offer came to join Liam Watson at Stalybridge Celtic, he would move up to the conference once more.
After a brief spell at Witton Albion, he joined Warrington in November 2016, at the same time as Sean Williams and Mitchell Duggan.
He was a regular in the promotion push last year and put in some excellent performances.
A rock at the back, McCarten is Warrington’s longest serving player having arrived at the club in 2012. Another former Everton youngster, he captained their Under 18s side and was named Player of the Year in 2009. He made an appearance in the Football League for Accrington while on loan from Everton, before eventually moving on to Welsh Premier League side Aberystwyth. A free-kick specialist, McCarten has built on his excellent aerial skills and calmness on the ball with increased authority and leadership, no doubt brought on from his long-standing partnership with former club captain Craig Robinson.