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.
Another player who has had a couple of spells at Cantilever Park is Gerard Kinsella. The tenacious midfielder was a highly-rated youngster at Everton, eventually gaining Football League experience with Plymouth and Fleetwood. After an initial spell with the Yellows, he played at both Hyde and Skelmersdale before returning in February 2016 to help fire the club to the league title.