DAVE CHALLINOR FACTFILE
Born: Chester, 1975 (Age 40) 1994-2002: A centre-half, Challinor signed for second-tier Tranmere in 1994 and made his debut against Stoke two years later, aged 21. A regular in the side, he scored six goals in 140 games and started at Wembley as Rovers lost 2-1 to Leicester in the 2000 League Cup final. It was during his time at Prenton Park that Challinor set a new world record for a throw in, hurling a ball 46.34m metres in an effort recognised by the Guinness Book of Records. Lane followed in the summer of 2004 and Challinor was immediately named captain. He played 148 games for Bury, scoring twice, before a serious knee injury forced him to quit the pro game in 2008. 2008-11: Challinor joined part-timers Colwyn Bay in October 2008 and in 2009-10 skippered them to promotion from the NPL Division One North. Subsequently promoted to player-manager, he oversaw a second consecutive promotion as the Welsh outfit won the play-offs and a place in Conference North. 2011-15 Challinor quit to join NPL North side AFC Fylde in November 2011, winning the title in his first season and promotion to Conference North in 2014. Last year brought a second place finish in Non-League’s second tier, but Fylde were defeated by Guiseley in the play-off semis.