Player Profiles: Mitch Hancox

Mitch Hancox was born on 9th November 1993 and is the youngest of four brothers who hail from the midlands town of Solihull.

As a child, Mitch supported Birmingham City, and it wasn’t long before he was on their books after impressing at a local six-a-side competition.

Hancox initially signed a youth team contract at St Andrews, yet he progressed through their ranks to earn himself a professional contract in May 2012.

During the 2012-13 season, Mitch cemented himself as the club’s first choice left back and made twenty appearances for The Blues, who rewarded him at the end of the season with a new three year contract.

The following season proved to be a challenging one for Mitch as he initially suffered a bruised testicle in training, and this was followed up with an knee injury sustained shortly after his comeback.

The 2014-15 season was equally as disappointing for Hancox, largely due to the fact that Jonathan Grounds had signed for the club and quickly made the left back position his own, first under Lee Clarke and then under new Blues boss Gary Rowett.

With his First Team chances increasingly limited, Mitch then made the move to Crawley Town on loan to build up his match fitness. The loan period was extended to three months after some impressive performances which saw Hancox score his first senior goals.

 

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Mitch Hancox during the 2017 FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium (Pic courtesy of Chelsie Wilson).

 

Mitch made fifteen appearances for Crawley, scoring twice before his loan period ended and he returned to St Andrews.

Desperate for First Team football, Hancox decided that it was time to leave his boyhood club and in August 2016 signed for Macclesfield Town.

In December 2016, Mitch signed a contract extension with the Silkmen which would see him commit until the end of the 2017/18 season – a move which he was no doubt apprehensive about when at one point during the summer of 2017, he was the only player signed up for the new season!

At the start of the 2017/18 season, Hancox had made 38 league appearances for the Silkmen – scoring six times, which includes a superb hat-trick at Borehamwood in March 2017.

 

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