New Signing

New Signing

A-Jay Signs

A-Jay Leitch Smith

Dave Cooke has acted swiftly to bolster the squad ahead of this evening’s fixture with Atherton Collieries FC, by signing 33 year old striker A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

A-Jay started at Crewe Alexandra going on to appear 103 times for his hometown club, before spells at Yeovil, Port Vale, Shrewsbury and Morecambe in the football league, amassing another 139 football league appearances. A-Jay also had spells at Dundee and Altrincham in recent seasons.

Well known to Dave from his connections at Crewe, A-Jay signed for Nantwich at the start of the 2022 season before moving on to Warrington Rylands. A-Jay returned to Nantwich at the start of this season but will now link back up with Dave at the BORO.

Welcome to the club A-Jay

Managerial Appointment

Managerial Appointment

Dave Cooke takes the reigns

Dave Cooke

The club is delighted to confirm that Dave Cooke, has been appointed First Team Manager with immediate effect. Dave will be well known, having managed Nantwich Town FC from 2017 until September 2022. During that time Dave guided Nantwich to two play-off place finishes, two FA Cup first round appearances and lifted the Cheshire Senior Cup on two occasions. Dave has extensive knowledge of the NPL, and the caliber of players required to move the team in the right direction.

Dale Belford will continue in his role as Assistant Manager, with Karl Lenaghan (Goalkeeper Coach), Jimmy O’Neill (Coach) and Stacey Barley (Physio).

Unfortunately, John Psaras will be leaving the club. John has been a mainstay of the backroom staff for several seasons, but feels the time is right for him to focus on his business interests and a pending achilles operation! The club cannot thank John enough and he will always be welcome at Marston Road.

Now let’s get behind Dave and the new backroom team tomorrow evening.

Up The Boro!



New Signing

Squad Update

Aaron is recalled

Aaron Braithwaite

We can confirm that Grimsby Town FC has recalled Aaron Braithwaite from his loan at the Boro. Aaron has been with us since the start of the season and we hope his experience here will help him in his football development.

We would like to thank both Aaron and Grimsby Town for their time and support for the club.

Thanks Aaron

Wall of Fame Update

Wall of Fame Update

Still time to purchase your plaque

SRFC Wall of Fame Thank you to everyone that has supported the ‘Wall of Fame’ and bought a personalised plaque. A ‘mock up’ of how the plaques will look can be seen on this post.

If you would like to buy a plaque there is still time to do so, but you need to be quick. The closing date is on 8th December, because we want to install the ‘Wall of Fame’ in the new year.

To purchase a plaque, it is really easy to do, you just need to follow the steps below:-

  1. Click on the link –
  2. Select your plaque size; regular (£65) or large (£85)
  3. Enter your inscription.
  4. Make payment

We are also very pleased to confirm that we’ve upgraded the plaques from Aluminium to Zinc at no additional cost.

A physical sample of the Zinc plaque is in the Stafford Rangers office for you to view before you buy.

Stafford Rangers Football Club

Matty Hill Leaves

Matty Hill Leaves

Boro parts company

It is with deep regret that we can confirm the club has parted company this evening with First Team Manager, Matt Hill, by mutual consent.

Matt took over the reigns at a very difficult time for the club and brought stability on the football side securing an eighth place finish in his first season. A mid-table finish followed in the second season and we had all hoped to progress this year. Sadly, for whatever reason, results have been below expectation and leave the club in a precarious position.

We would like to thank Matt for his total commitment to the club and endless hours he has devoted to bring success on the pitch. It goes without saying that we wish Matt every success in the future and he will always be welcome at Marston Road.

The existing back room staff will take control of the first team for this weekends FA Trophy fixture, with further announcements to be made in due course.

Stafford Rangers Football Club.


Curry Night at the Rangers

Curry Night at the Rangers

It’s Curry Night !

Do you want to experience a hospitality package in our Chairman’s Suite?

On Tuesday 28th November, we host Atherton Collieries for our evening match, kick-off at 7.45pm. The club would like to offer a night of hospitality to all our fans and supporters.

By purchasing a ticket, you will receive:

• FREE entrance to the match
• Entry to our Hospitality Suite (From 6pm)
• Main course meal – Chicken Tikka, Mini-Naan and a choice of Rice or Chips (Food Served at 6.45pm)
• Complimentary pint of beer, glass of wine or soft drink
• A seat in the main stand
• Meet the Manager
• Post Match – a collective vote on the Man-of-the-Match award, where you can watch the presentation

All this, for the price of just £25 per person if you are a Non-Season Ticket Holder, or £15 if you are a current SRFC Season Ticket Holder.

You can purchase your ticket in advance, by contacting the club on 01785 602431 or emailing us at But please hurry – as there are limited places available; so get on down and enjoy the evening with us.

Closing Date is 26th November.

See you all there.

Stafford Rangers Football Club.