The Ones to Watch on Saturday

By Rob Davies
Last updated : 13 November 2002

For this spot I’ve chosen Steve Soley. Many Southport fans seem to think he’s a good player judging from what I’ve told by people and read on various sites.

Steve has only been at Haig Avenue a few months as he was one of the club’s new recruits last summer.

Southport's 'One to Watch'
He is a goal scoring midfielder who has bagged a total of 36 goals in 133 games for 5 different clubs including 5 this campaign 4 the Port.

He has also been chosen as Southport’s captain for this season.

The 31 year old started his career with Leek Town in 1997 where he played 10 games and netted 12 times for Town in that short space of time. Which obviously meant scoring in every game he played.

From there Soley moved to Portsmouth for £30, 000 where he only started once for the south-coast side and featured as a substitute in 11 others.

As he was obviously not gaining a first team place at Pompey, he was loaned out to Macclesfield and then to Carlisle where his move was made permanent in the summer of 1999. The Widnes born player made 89 appearances for Carlisle in 3 seasons.

Then when his contract ran out this summer Southport manager Phil Wilson raced to secure Soley’s signature.

This season Steve has made 7 appearances for Southport. One of those against Doncaster was cut short as he was sent off after just only 8 minutes.

Also keep an eye out for Steve Pickford who is apparently the ‘workhorse’ of the team.

Ex-magpie Dean Howell
Another player who Notts fans might be interested to know is at Southport is former Magpie, Dean Howell. Dean only ever made one substitute appearance for the Magpies and went on to Spalding United, Crewe and Rochdale before ending up at Southport.

One of Howell's former clubs
The defender has played in basically everyone of Port’s games this season so far. So he with probably be starring in the game on Saturday. Look out for him!

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