Warrington Rylands ‘pull off a stunning capture’ with player Jak McCourt dropping two divisions after guiding Chesterfield to the playoffs.
The Spireites confirmed on June 20th that following negotiations with the 26 year old, the two parties have been unable to reach an agreement over a new contract.
It’s thought that the new deal would be on reduced terms, however the midfielder opted to turn it down and left as a free agent.
He therefore left the club following the expiry of his contract and it ready for life in the Northern Premier League after his new side were crowned champions of the NPL West Division for 2021/22 and they won the FA Vase at Wembley in 2021.
🔵⚪️ 𝙈𝙘𝘾𝙊𝙐𝙍𝙏 𝙈𝙊𝙉𝘿𝘼𝙔!!
Welcome to The Blues Jak 🤝🔵 pic.twitter.com/7YSFaRBzER
— Warrington Rylands FC (@RylandsFC) June 27, 2022
Rylands manager Dave McNabb said: “Jak came in to train with us short term when Macclesfield Town were wound up, he impressed immensely and we’ve kept in contact ever since. He’s a top class player who will bring real quality to the group”
McCourt said: “I can’t wait to get going.”
Chesterfield added: “Everyone at Chesterfield Football Club wishes Jak the best at Warrington Rylands. Smash it, @jakmc4 💙”
In a separate post: Everyone at Chesterfield FC would like to wish @jakmc4 the best of luck in his new challenge… Jak gave his all for the shirt in his time here and we wish him nothing but the best for the future 🙌💙 #Spireites
He joins the likes of defenders Josh Langley and Aaron Morris, versatile wideman James Barrigan and forward Ryan Brooke as new faces at Warrington Rylands.
2013–2016 – Leicester City
2013–2014 → Torquay United (loan) – 12 games (0 goals)
2015 → Port Vale (loan) – 3 games (0 goals)
2016 – Barnsley – 2 games (0 goals)
2016–2017 – Northampton Town – 32 games (1 goal)
2017–2018 – Chesterfield – 39 games (6 goals)
2018–2019 – Swindon Town – 30 games (1 goal)
2019–2020 – Macclesfield Town – 21 games (2 goals)
2020–2022 – Chesterfield – 46 games (2 goals)
WARRINGTON RYLANDS SQUAD (VIA CLUB WEBSITE)
Graeme McCall – Goalkeeper
Callum Spencer – Goalkeeper
Joe Denman – Defender
Tom Freeman – Defender
Adam Jones – Defender
Gary Kenny – Defender
Callum Lees – Defender
Michael Simpson – Defender
Charlie Doyle – Midfield
Warren Gerrard – Midfield
Tom McNamara – Midfield
Elliot Morris – Attacking Midfield
Conor Reading – Midfield
Andrew Scarisbrick – Midfield
Paul Shanley – Attacking Midfield
Sam Sheen – Midfield
David Thompson – Midfield
Jack Tinning – Midfield
Ste Wolhuter – Midfield
Dec Daniels – Striker
Kane Drummond – Striker
Ste Milne – Striker
Freddie Potter – Striker
Fans reacted as Warrington Rylands ‘pull off stunning a capture’ with the player dropping two divisions…
@tomhillcfc: Lads you’ve got yourself a player there. I think he could have got another National League club as he was decent for us, so at this level he’ll be 🔥 Good luck Jak
@dylanmarshall33: Good luck he will be class for you
@tricks9: Cracking singing good luck jak
@cfchistory_com: Best of luck to you Jak, and thankyou for your service here.
@StuartsStuart: Fantastic signing for you! Good luck Jak
@RyanHibbs: Wow! Some player for that level
@gee_gee_man: Good luck Jak thanks for your commitment when you turned out for us You have signed a player who always gives his best
@sambingham2708: Crazy signing for this level. I’d have kept Jak at the club for next season. I doubt he will even break sweat. Great signing 👊🏻🙏🏼
@neilgeorgewhite: Great signing for you guys. Easily good enough for National League, can pick a pass, just solid all round. Will be staggered if he isn’t in the Team of the Season
@StuartWiddowson: Absolute banging signing. Could easily have carried on in National League, he’ll tear up your league guys. All the very best Jak, will be watching your results this coming season #AllTownArentWe
@spireriteblue39: What a cracking signing!!! He’ll absolutely destroy your league. Was gutted to see him leave us. Go on and tear it up Jak!!! Good luck lad.
@mimbaby74: Awwwww Jak. Lost a friend..😪😪😪😪😪😪😪😪. Please take care. Good luck..
@robcfcelliott70: Good luck Jak, I’m looking forward to seeing WRFC in higher leagues really soon and that’s a smile of a new signing that really wants to be there. Top pro and a top guy!
@hollyhouse22: All the best @jakmc4 everyone at Chesterfield
@NeilHopkinson11: Way too good for that league. He’ll tear it a new one for you!
@oooh2beagooner: Great that you’re hooked up with a club on the up, and close to your home. Thanks for the memories. Always remember you putting your finger up someone’s ass at a corner. Naughty. 🤣🤣🤣
@3SE_FOOTBALL: ‘Signing of intent’ as they say. Intent on promotion.
@LRbix: Are you becoming the next Macclesfield or Wrexham?
@ForeverAYellow: oh here we go, yet another person moaning at a club for doing what every other fans of other clubs wanting their own club to do in spending money in order to do well and get out a league. that’s literally how it works in every sport. if you have the money, why wouldn’t you use it? Want to win promotion, buy better players, simple. Yet for some reason clubs like these get slammed. Bet @LRbix wouldn’t complain if his supported club did it.