Knowles Joins FC United

The club would like to confirm James Knowles has joined Evostik Northern Premier Division side FC United of Manchester.

The 31 year old made 191 appearances and scored 18 goals during his various spells at the Avenue. Despite leaving for FC Halifax Town towards the end of the 2012/13 season, the defender returned to the Horsfall Stadium at the beginning of the 2013/14 campaign and made 43 appearances, scoring four goals.

During his time at the club, Knowles will be remembered as being captain of the team that won promotion to the Conference North after a last minute winner from Tom Greaves sealed a dramatic victory against FC United of Manchester in the Playoff Final. Ironically, both players will now be playing for FC next season.

The club would like to thank James for his efforts at the club and wish him all the best in his career.