BEATTIE FACT FILE
Born: Born: Lancaster, 1978 (Age 35) Playing career: A talented swimmer as a schoolboy, Beattie reached No.2 in the country befor e a shoulder injury forced him to choose football.
Spotted playing for his school, he signed for Blackburn aged 15 and made his debut in 1996, making four appearances before leaving to join Southampton in 1998.
Beattie spent seven years at Saints, scoring 68 goals in 204 games and winning five England caps before a £6m move to Everton in 2005.
However, he scored just 13 goals in thr ee seasons at Goodison and was sold to Championship side Sheffield United for £4m.
Back on the goal trail once mor e, he netted 34 times in 64 games to ear n a move back to the Premer League with Stoke.
Though he subsequently scored seven goals in his first 16 games, a r ow with manager Tony Pulis saw him leave to join Rangers in 2010.
His stay at Ibrox yielded no goals, as did a loan spell with Blackpool and a brief r eturn to Sheffield United.
In 2013, Beattie joined League Two Accrington Stanley. Managerial career: Appointed player-coach by Stanley boss Leam Richardson, Beattie scored seven times in 27 games.
And when Richardson left to become assistant to Paul Cook at Chesterfield in May 2013, Beattie was appointed manager.