Champions: Jared Hodgkiss

We continue our look back at the heroes who turned our Football League dream into reality by focussing on the skipper – the incredible Jared Hodgkiss.

Although his season didn’t start until September due to injury, Jared made his debut at Torquay United and from that first appearance, everyone released what a very special player we had.

Tenacious and committed every single week, Jared exemplified the relentless belief which the squad oozed throughout the season.

There was never a lost cause where Jared was concerned and he visibly wore his heart on his sleeve no matter what.

The skipper proved to be a rock in the defence and led by example in whatever he did – one of the memories I have to support this is away at Ebbsfleet United when our backs were against the wall during the closing stages.

Jared vociferously galvanised his troops and helped us all fight with everything we had to claim a crucial point.

Despite being a warrior on the pitch, the skipper has also become a fans favourite off the field.

Always willing to have a chat with the fans, or sign an autograph he is the model professional and courtesy of Chelsie Wilson here are some images paying tribute to our leader, as well as footage of his tremendous strike against Barrow courtesy of Silkmen TV.

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Thanks for all the memories Jared – let’s hope that there are many more to come!

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