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Ross McCormack stuns fans after signing for 8th tier club as Player/Director of Football

Ross McCormack stuns fans after signing for 8th tier club Liversedge as their Player/Director of Football ahead of the 2023/24 season.

Liversedge wrote in a tweet on Sunday night [23 July): “We are delighted to announce Ross will join us as a Player/Director of Football. Bringing an additional wealth of knowledge and experience to the Liversedge FC family, we can’t wait to have him on board ✍️ @PitchingIn_ @NorthernPremLge”

But in the lead up to that, they teased the news to their followers, saying: “Good Evening Sedgites, we believe you should keep the brain working, even if it is a Sunday night and you’re back at work tomorrow. But, can you solve the following equations? πŸ“ πŸ–ŠοΈ

“What is 8694βž— 18? ✏️

“What is 120 + 10 + 15 + 9 + 5 + 5 + 1 + 1? βœ’οΈ

“How many times does 3 go in 120? πŸ“

“Did you answer correctly? Final question… what is the correlation?

“Come see Ross in action, season tickets are still on sale!!! 🎟️ “


Liversedge play their football in Cleckheaton, Kirkless, West Yorkshire, on the border with Hightown in Liversedge.

They are currently members of the Northern Premier League Division One East (8th tier of English football, fifth tier of non league pyramid).

In 2017, Liversedge secured much-needed investment from Trevor Best, Managing Director and Founder of Corpad.

Best managed Liversedge in the 1990s, and these days is the current chairman.

In the 2004–05 season, Liversedge reached the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup and got a replay against Coalville Town. The draw saw them in the televised draw for the first round proper of the cup, the stage where the EFL clubs join. Coalville however won the replay 2–0 to face Wycombe Wanderers.

That season saw Liversedge achieve their highest finish in the NCEL, second-placed behind Buxton. Promotion wasn’t granted as the ground was not up to the required standard at that time.

Prior to the 2004–05 season, their stadium ground had a large slope from the north to the south.

So the pitch was dug up in closed season of 2005, and the surface was rebuilt from scratch to make a new, flat field.

Liversedge had to play their first few games away from home for the 2005–06 season while the turf bedded in.

In July 2010, they played a match to mark the club’s centenary against a Legends XI including Peter Beagrie and former Huddersfield Town player Simon Trevitt, with the Legends winning 2–1 with both their goals being scored by Chris Freestone.

After a couple of seasons curtailed by the Covid pandemic, Liversedge were promoted to the Northern Premier League East due to having finished both the 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons in the top three of the table (based on a table using a Points Per Games calculation).

For many years, they played in a sky blue home shirt, however, in 2021–22 they started to play in shirts with blue and white stripes on the front and plain white on the back.

In October 2021, Liversedge went viral on Twitter because their striker Joe Walton had to go in goal in the second round of the FA Trophy against Clitheroe following a red card to the Sedge keeper. He made a string of fine saves to get ten-man Sedge to a penalty shootout, which they then won with Walton saving two and scoring one himself as Sedge went through 10–9 on penalties.

Footage of this was retweeted on Twitter and he got interviewed on the national radio station talkSPORT.

He was originally a central defender at Sedge before he started playing upfront, and had done the same thing in a cup tie at Barton Town in a previous season.

Sedge been playing Association Football for more than a hundred years before they were relegated for the first time in 2022–23.

A record crowd of 1,559 saw Liversedge beat Ossett at Clayborn in their league fixture on 21 January 2022.


Ross McCormack most recently played as a striker for Aldershot Town.

He started his career with Scottish Premier League club Rangers in 2002, but only made a few appearances before being was loaned to Doncaster Rovers in January 2006. At the end of the season he was let go by Rangers and joined Motherwell. Although his first season was disrupted by a long illness, he became a regular player and scorer in his second season there.

In 2008, McCormack joined Championship club Cardiff City upon the expiry of his contract.

In 2010, he moved to Leeds United for a fee of around Β£350,000, and soon became their captain.

In the 2013–14 season, he was the Championship top scorer with 28 goals, leading to a transfer to Fulham in July 2014 for an undisclosed fee.

He scored 42 goals in 100 competitive appearances over two years at Fulham, and then moved to Aston Villa for a Β£12 million fee.

But he fell out of favour with Villa manager Steve Bruce and was loaned to Nottingham Forest, Melbourne City, Central Coast Mariners and Motherwell before being released in 2019.

In 2020, he signed for National League club Aldershot, but only made two appearances.

He also played ten times for Scotland U21s, scoring three goals, and he was also capped once for the Scotland B team.

He made his full international debut for Scotland in 2008 and has been capped 13 times overall, scoring twice.

As mentioned, Ross McCormack stuns fans after signing for the 8th tier club as Player/Director of Football…

@PaulCon1996: Where the frig did that come from?!

@SamWild03893799: What in the fuck

@vinnielmsmith: No way 🀣🀣

@SamTrevitt8: What the fuck πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

@JamesBeck_5: One of my favourite Leeds players

@JoshJacko9: Looks like i’m getting a season ticket then. My 🐐

@tomraine_: wow πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°

@adswebbo: Da fuq πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

@Ash_Sugden1994: What a signing for the Sedge!

@MoaningMirfle: Am I in an alternative reality?

@yaboij0shua: Honestly I would’ve still taken him back at Leeds

@MrPositiveLUFC: Wasn’t expecting that 😱

@RobGWarren4: Right fair enough.

@Lloydyboy56: Wtf 🀣🀣

@mwwhtafc81: Wow that’s great

@jonnyd1701: It’s not April 1st is it?

@dannywhite93: Ummm what!? πŸ˜³πŸ˜…πŸ˜

@RhLUFC96: Insane signing at that level 🀣

@jalager: Player/Director is some combo! Go on Ross, MOT.

@AndrewSlaughte1: What a coup this is πŸ”₯πŸ‘πŸ‘€ @Liversedge_FC

@Yorky2860: fucking hell! UP THE SEDGE

@scottdriscoll2: Remember our Β£25 a win contract 2014 πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ now they’re signing players like this 🀣

@CallumPersy: What a signing πŸ‘πŸΌ

@OliverMedd7: Go on Rossco πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

@LeonBould: What a signing 😍

@allleedsaway: Big addition. Him, Byram, and Charlie Taylor could get the band back together. #lufc

@_MUFCJames: good signing that

@Betchells_: I cannot believe my eyes

@leedewey35: What a signing that is @Liversedge_FC

@Buggey20: Some signing that for that level

@kildaregaa365: Leeds really should have been all over that. Where’s Snodgrass these days?

@matteohib94: No fucking way hahaha #lufc

@BenWFinch91: Hope he wears 44 #lufc

@samh__15: Wasn’t expecting that 🀣 some player he was

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