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13 Mar 2020 : Runcorn Linnets move for FC United pair

Runcorn Linnets have bolstered our injury-ravaged squad with two recruits from FC United of Manchester.

They are midfieldman Jack Lenehan and defender Ben Kerr.

21-year-old Jack is a Liverpudlian, who joimed FC United last summer from Prescot Cables.

He followed Cables manager Brian Richardson to Broadhurst Park on Richardson's appointment as assistant manager.

Jack had joined Prescot on loan from Chorley in the 2018 pre-season.

First-team experience with the National League Magpies was highlighted by his inclusion in their Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy final team.

Jack arrived at Volair Park having already played in the Northern Premier League for Skelmersdale United, also on loan.

Formerly part of the youth set-up at Rochdale, he had also been a successful track athlete for Southport Waterloo.

Ben Kerr, aged 19, signed for FC United in November 2019 from Tranmere Rovers.

Prior to joining FC United, Ben had spent time in Sweden on a Player Placement programme.

He was among 19 ex-Football League club Academy players to taste footballing life in Scandenavia - a path already trodden by more than 250 fellow former apprentices as part of the same scheme.

Ben's 12-week stay saw him placed with Swedish Second Division club Gottne IF.

He has started two games for FC United, making his BetVictor NPL Premier Division debut in February's win at Nantwich which was settled by a single goal from ex-Linnets favourite Aaron Morris.

Ben's first senior start had come against Sheffield FC in the Integro Cup.

He has been on the FC United bench 14 times and was a non-playing sub for their Buildbase FA Trophy visit to Runcorn Linnets.

Jack Lenehan was introduced in the 62nd minute of that tie, which FC United won 3-0.

He had already scored the breakaway Reds' 90th-minute second in their 2-0 pre-season home victory against Linnets.

Runcorn Linnets will be without another three players for the forseeable future as a result of injuries suffered in Tuesday's game against Clitheroe.

We already had four players with long-term or significant injuries.

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