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Chris Almond


The Horse with no Name
Oct 27, 2003
The wilds of Kent
Ive heard he's a nutter

SKELMERSDALE United flyer Chris Almond is being tracked by League Two Southend United - as manager Tommy Lawson prepares his side for a major cup final clash with Liverpool.

Ahead of the Liverpool Senior Cup showpiece on Saturday, the latest exciting prospect to emerge out of the Skem and Ormskirk College Stadium is being lined up for a move into the professional game.

Almond’s team-mate Karl Ledsham is also attracting interest from Stockport County though no firm offers are yet to be tabled for either of Lawson’s rising stars.

But with the arrival of Liverpool this weekend, the Skem boss has challenged his players to showcase their talents once more against the Anfield giants, whose squad list has yet to be announced fuelling rumours of big name appearances.

“Saturday promises to be a great occasion, much like when we played Everton here last year, and it is a great opportunity for many of our lads to show what they’ve got”, said Lawson.

“Of course we are not saying Liverpool would necessarily sign anyone, but if you remember what happened with (ex-Skem player) Craig Noone when he was at Southport then performing well against these sides can get you a move elsewhere.

“Nooney played really well against Liverpool in pre-season and Liverpool boss Gary Ablett recommended him to Plymouth where Craig now plays. There is little credit in a Manchester United or Everton signing a player from Skem but by recommending them to an Accrington Stanley for example, and then monitoring their progress, then it adds to the credibility.”