Position: Forward

Tyrell Waite

DOB July 1st 1994

A Derby born striker, Tyrell began his career with Ilkeston, before being spotted by Notts County. He spent three years with the Magpies, before moving onto Lincoln City, during which time he had been loaned back to Ilkeston and Nuneaton. 

He made nine appearances and scored one goal for Notts in League One.

After three months he left Sincil Bank and moved to Sweden with Skelleftea FF and then rejoined Nuneaton on his return to the UK.

Kidderminster, Boston Utd, Matlock, Tamworth and Coalville followed, but he started last season at Nuneaton again. He joined Ilkeston in September and now looks forward to a successful move to the Don Amott Arena.

Sam Tomlinson

A new arrival at the Mickleover Academy this season, Sam was previously at Burton Albion.

A talented striker, and one for the future, he has hit hattricks in both the Reserves and Youth Cup teams, which earned him his place in the first team squad.

He has made a few second half substitute appearances, but is yet to make his first start.

Andre Wright

December 7th 1996

A well-travelled and experienced striker, Andre was another pre-season signing from Stratford.

Having started his career at West Bromwich Albion, he was loaned to Kidderminster, Torquay and Coventry, before returning to Kidderminster on his release.

He quickly moved on to Nuneaton, Torquay again, Gloucester and Halesowen, before moving to Ireland, for a 18 month spells at Bohemians.

As well experiencing the League of Ireland Premiership, he also played in the Europa League, before moving back across the Irish Sea to Ayr Utd.

He was back in Ireland again in August 2021 with Sligo Rovers, but having returned to England in March last year, he was at Telford, Kettering and finally Stratford from October.

He scored his first goal for the club in the pre-season game at Ilkeston.

Finn Ryder

Another product of our own Academy, Fin is a promising striker and was captain of our Youth Cup team last season.

He has gained valuable experience as part of the reserve side, again as captain on occasions and was on the bench for a number of late season games last term.

Marcus Barnes

December 1st 1996

A 6ft striker, Marcus is a product of Southampton’s youth scheme. He joined the Saints in 2013 and signed his first pro contract with them in 2013.

He was loaned to Yeovil Town where he appeared nine times and scored one goal in League Two, but after a further loan at Eastleigh he was released in July 2020, having made one senior appearance in the FA Cup against Derby County at Pride Park.

He was then signed by Oldham, where he spent five months in League Two, making seven appearances, before a three month spell in the US at the end of last season, with North Colorado based Hailstorm FC in the USL League One.

He scored two goals on his Mickleover debut in the pre-season friendly at Borrowash and is the younger brother of ex Rams midfielder Giles.

Stuart Beavon

May 5th 1984

Stuart Beavon is one of Mickleover’s most experienced players, following in the footsteps of his Father Stuart and Grandfather Cyril.

His career started for in the Hellenic League with Ardley United, before swiftly moving on to Combined Counties side Wallingford. He scored 13 goals in 36 games between those clubs, before being snapped up by Didcot Town.

Despite stepping up to the Southern League South & West Division, he quickly found his goalscoring touch and had two seasons with the club. He played 139 games and scored an amazing 107 goals and was a winner in the 2004/5 FA Vase too.

His next step was to the Conference with Weymouth, spending three seasons on the South Coast, and adding 27 more goals to his tally from 90 appearances.

For 2008/09 he had his first spell in the Football League with League 2 Wycombe Wanderers. He scored on his debut and his initial loan became permanent.

He was a prolific scorer again but the team were promoted and relegated twice during his stay. After 125 games and 34 goals he moved to Preston North End in League 1 again.

There was debut goal again and having settled at Deepdale he stayed for two years, before an initial loan at Burton Albion became permanent for the 2014/15 season.

He gained promotion again with the Brewers to League 1, but part way into his third season he left in January 2017 with 15 goals and 102 games under his belt, destined for Coventry City.

A strange end of season saw the Sky Blues win the EFL Trophy, but were also relegated to League 2. Although he was a Coventry player for the next two seasons, his final one was spent on a years loan at Wrexham.

Early into the 2019/20 season he joined Nuneaton, but it was when he began his current connection at Mickleover that he regained his scoring touch, with a goal scoring debut at Atherton Collieries in September and scoring 10 before the season was curtailed.

He continues to be a regular scorer and hit the net on 10 occasions in 20/21, including a hattrick in the 4-1 home win against Radcliffe, and was on the scoresheet 12 times last season too.