Shaun had two spells with the club, originally making his debut under Bob Murphy on the 10th March 1984 in a 2-1 home defeat to Matlock Town.
Shaun became a hot property during his first spell and it came as no surprise when he was snapped up by Northwich Victoria and even less of a surprise when he moved to Bournemouth where he made 99 appearances before moving on to Aston Villa for whom he played with distinction for 146 games scoring two goals. He has also played for Tranmere, Preston, Motherwell and Carlisle. Shaun has also been the player manager at Burscough, Northwich and Chorley.
His second spell at the club was under Mark Wright in the 2000/01 and 2001/02 seasons and in total Shaun played 162 times with 9 sub appearances and he found the back of the net 9 times.
Whilst he was at the club Shaun owned a local fruit and veg shop and after leaving the club managed the Farmers Arms Pub & Restaurant in Burscough.
Whilst manager of Burscough Shaun managed them to an unlikely FA Trophy Final success at Villa Park.
Can you tell us about how you ended up signing for Southport?
I had left Everton as a 17yr old and fell into non league playing at Ellesmere Port when I got a call saying Bob Murphy wanted to sign me so that was my introduction to SFC.
Can you remember your debut?
I cannot remember a thing about my debut.
What was your favourite moment in a Southport shirt?
One of my favourite moments was the away tie at Scarborough in the FA Trophy it was one of my first experiences of staying in a hotel as a football team and of course we played really well to win I think.
Who were your best friends in the dressing room?
I had some great mates in the dressing room over the years .Andy Mutch , Kevin McCormack, rob sturgeon I could go on the list is huge.
What are you most proud of in football?
My one England non-league cap and my coca cola cup winners medal, my FA Trophy winners medal and my whole football career.
Do you have any regrets from your time at the club?
I don’t have any regrets for anything I have done in my career as I always stand by my morals wether people agree or not.
Tell us an interesting story about your time at the club, something people might not have heard before…
I once held a manager up against the wall by his neck.All because he broke my tooth on a mug of tea (Brian Griffiths).
What are you up to these days?
I’m currently coaching kids in Atlanta, Georgia
Many thanks to Shaun for taking the time to talk to us.