Previously with Barnsley, Altrincham, Gainsborough Trinity, Scarborough, Bradford
Park Avenue, FC Halifax Town and Droylsden he was a ball playing midfielder who was
a dead ball specialist.
Last season Tom was forced to retire after 17 months out in February 2015.
Baker enjoyed an illustrious playing career having signed for Barnsley in 2001. He
then signed a full time contract with Scarborough in 2005 but left the club following
a succession of injuries.
He then enjoyed a good deal of success at Bradford Park Avenue and Halifax Town before
moving to Chorley under the management of Gary Flitcroft in 2012.
Baker was a key component of Chorley’s Evo Stik Premier Division Championship winning
team but once again he was hampered by injury and after a fifteen month battle to
regain full fitness, he was forced to retire from playing. Tom is confident of getting
Trafford back to winning ways and everyone at the club wishes him all the very best!.
Now in his second at the club his aim is to better the 8th place from last season.
ASSISTANT MANAGER CHRIS SHUKER
33 year old Chris Shuker is the new Assistant Manager at Shawe View. Chris who is
already signed on for Trafford started his playing career in the Academy at Everton
& Man City.
Chris then went on to make over 400 Football League appearances starting with five
first team appearances for City in the Premier League under Manager Kevin Keegan
before moving on to Barnsley, Tranmere Rovers, Morecambe & Port Vale. Tom Baker says
“With Chris will be a great asset to the club”
GOALKEEPING COACH DAVE ANDREW
Tom completed his Coaching Staff for last season by appointing Dave Andrew as the
goalkeeper coach. Tom says: “Dave is someone who came highly recommended to me by
several people and his CV speaks for itself. Having been at Stockport County for
16 years and also part of Witton Albion staff for several years it was a no brainier
After I sat down and spoke with Dave I knew he was the man for the job. He had the
same beliefs as me on how things should be done and will be invaluable for both me
and the goal keepers this
SPORTS THERAPIST CHARLIE SCHOLES Joined Trafford in August 2016.
PLAYING STAFF . . . .
LIAM BOTT – Forward. Aged 16 years. DOB 04/06/2000. Last club was Geneva FC Also
played for Whiston Juniors FC
ALASTAIR BROWN - Full Back. Aged 28. DOB 01/06/88. Signed in close season for his
second spell at Shawe View from Warrington Town. He made his Trafford debut at home
to Radcliffe Borough 20th October 2012 & made 45 appearances & scored 6 goals. Alastair’s
other clubs are Chorley, Droylsden & Witton Albion.
LIAM BROWNHILL - Defender. Aged 29. DOB 28/11/86. Signed in August 2016 from Ashton
Made his debut on Saturday 20th August in an away FA Cup game at Prescot Cables.
Other club FC United.
AARON BURNS -Forward. Aged 28. DOB 08/11/87. Experienced striker signed from Ashton
United in 2015. Aaron made his Trafford debut on 19th December 2015 away at Kendal
Town & made 13 appearances & scored 6 goals. Other club include FC United, Altrincham,
Droylsden, Ashton United, Chorley & Nantwich Town.
DANNY CALDECOTT - Defender & Coach. Aged 34. DOB 17/02/82. Previous club Droylsden.
Other clubs include Stalybridge Celtic, Hyde, Ashton United, Nantwich Town & New
Mills. Danny made his Trafford debut on 15th August 2015 at home to Brighouse Town
& made 22 appearances for the club.