Friday, October 28, 2011


 Source: Non-league Daily

 Karl Marginson, manager of Evo-Stik League Premier Division side FC United of Manchester, has agreed to release former captain David Chadwick.

"The reasons essentially boil down to finances," said Marginson. "Chaddy is getting married next year and he needs to be playing and earning regularly in order to save for the big day.

"It is difficult to see a player like Chaddy leave, we have known each other for a long time and I consider him a friend. But I can’t guarantee him a starting place every week so I fully understand his reasons for moving on.

"He has been an absolutely magnificent servant to the club from its earliest days and, as club captain, he has played a major part in the club’s development."

Margy believes that United fans may not have seen the last of Chadwick (pictured) and hopes to be welcoming him back one day.

He added: "Chaddy has shown an interest in the non-playing side of football and I have told him that the door is open for him to return to the club in the future as it continues to grow and develop."

When Margy signed Chadwick in August 2005, the manager said United had gained the sort of player who would put his head through a brick wall if he was asked to. And Chadwick certainly lived up to that billing during his 209 appearances for FC United.

The centre-half always led by example on and off the pitch. He scored 25 goals for the Reds with arguably his most celebrated one capping a memorable day at Edgeley Park in November 2005 when he headed home a last minute equaliser to make it 3-3 with Cheadle Town.