Gusto Sports Management are proud to work with the following athletes;

JOE SKARZ

Joe Skarz is an experience professional who operates from Left back or central defence. Joe has over 400 football league appearances to his name. Joe started his career at Huddersfield Town (2006-2010) making 68 appearances scoring 1 goal, he had loan spells at both Hartlepool and Shrewsbury (2009). He signed for Bury in 2010 after he left his hometown club Huddersfield Town, during his time at Bury he made 130 appearances and chipping in with 4 goals and during his time he became a fans favourite. In 2013 he joined Rotherham United and had a 2 year spell at the club making 58 appearances. In 2015 he joined Oxford United and during his 2 seasons at the club made 89 appearances. In 2018 he re-joined Bury but went out on loan to Halifax for a season and made 24 appearances. At the start of the 2019/2020 season Joe signed for Kettering Town and was made the club captain. Joe signed for Grantham Town halfway through the 2019/2020 season and also became captain of the team. Joe has signed for Golcar United for the 2021/2022 season as player coach.

REUBEN NOBLE-LAZARUS

Reuben is a great professional who can operate on the wing, midfield or forward.  He became the youngest player to make his debut in the football league at the age of 15 for Barnsley.  Reuben started his career at Barnsley in 2008 initially in the youth team but very quickly progressed in to the first team – at Barnsley he made 46 appearances scoring 3 goals during his time.  He also went on loan to Scunthorpe and Rochdale.  In 2015, Reuben signed for Rochdale and spent two seasons with the club making 34 appearances and scoring 2 goals.  Reuben signed a 1-year contract at Halifax Town for the 2020/21 season.

OLLY DYSON

Olly is 21 years old and plays as a number 10 but can also operate on either wing.  Olly was at Huddersfield Town from a very young age and has come through their academy system.  He played for the U23s team from the age of 18 producing great results on the pitch.  Olly went on loan to Barrow for the 2019/20 season and was part of Barrow’s promotion campaign playing 30 games for them and scoring 4 goals with plenty of assists to his name.  Olly is a great player with a real eye for goal and is a highly intelligent player who likes to get in behind the defence and score goals as well as creating goal opportunities for his teammates.  Olly has recently signed another 1-year contract at York City for the 2021/22 season.

DANIEL WALKER-RICE

Danny Walker-Rice is a very promising 20 year old forward, who has just signed for Bala Town. Danny came through the youth system at Tranmere from the age of 9 until he was released at the end of the 2020/21 season. He can play in a variety of attacking positions, as a second striker, a number 10, or as a winger.

MICHAEL DONOHUE

Michael Donohue (Donners) is a very promising & talented 23 year old, his best position is as a number 4 but he can operate as a winger/wing back, Michael began his career with Everton at the age of 8, he moved on loan to Barrow in February 2016. He signed for Fleetwood Town in July 2017, making his senior debut for the club on the 8th of November 2017 against Carlisle United. He signed on loan for Tamworth in March 2018. In September 2018 he joined FC United of Manchester on a short term loan. In January 2019 Michael joined FC United of Manchester on a permanent deal after being released from his Fleetwood Town contract and he is vice-captain of the club.

BAILEY THOMPSON

Bailey Thompson is a very promising 20 year old centre forward who signed his first professional contract with League One club Tranmere Rovers.  Bailey is a tall, strong centre forward who is very good in the air and certainly knows where the goal is!  Bailey signed a 1-year contract at Tadcaster Albion for the 2020/21 season. Bailey signed for Guiseley for an undisclosed fee from Tadcaster in January 2021 on a contract until the end of the season and has now been extended for the 2021/22 season.

JAMIE SPENCER

Jamie Spencer is a 23 year old midfield player.  He started his career at Huddersfield Town where he was a member of the under 23 squad after captaining the under 18’s.  Jamie left Huddersfield to join Bradford Park Avenue in the summer of 2017 where he made 80 appearances and scoring 4 goals.  In June 2019 Jamie signed for Guiseley and during his time at the club has become and integral part of the team with his hard working performances and leadership on the pitch along with an impressive goal scoring tally for a midfield player. Jamie signed for Spennymoor Town for the 2020/21 season. Jamie has re-joined Guiseley for the 2021/22 season.

JOHN LUFUDU

John is 27 years old and recently signed a contract with Spennymoor for the 2021/22 season.  He previously played for Ashton United and Guiseley. John can play either as a full back, wing back or winger and is blessed with great pace, skilfulness and delivery.  John has a bright future within the game and all at Gusto are looking forward to working with him.

COREY McKEOWN

Corey is a very exciting 18 year old Centre Forward who can also operate on either wing.  Corey has already broken into the first team at National League North side Blyth Spartans.  He joined Blyth from Gateshead and has a raw potential within the game that we are very much looking forward to seeing develop as he looks to cement his place in Spartans’ first team for the 2020/21 season.  Corey is very much one to watch!

SCOTT MCLEAN

Scott McLean is 23 years old and is a right or left sided attacking midfielder who also can operate as a wing back.  Scott spent the 2019/2020 season playing for Annan Athletic in the Scottish second division.  Scott came through the youth system at Kilmarnock and made his debut at the age of 17 against Celtic in a 2-2 draw.  Scott joined Annan from Queens Park.  During the last 18 months he has been on trial at Cardiff and Middlesbrough.  A very skilful player with an eye for goal, both footed and fantastic at set-pieces, Scott has over 60 senior appearances to his name.  Scott signed a 2-year contract with Spennymoor Town in August 2020.  Team Gusto are excited to work with Scott over the coming years. 

DOM TEAR

Dom is 21 years old and a product of the Huddersfield Town elite development team.  Dom can operate as a right or left sided midfielder or, as a number 10.  He signed for Huddersfield at the age of 15 and during his time there he played for the U18’s and U23’s team and was remarkably successful at the club also winning the Academy Player of the Year in 2018.  Dom has had spells on loan at Larne FC in 2019 and most recently played on loan at Gateshead during the 2019/20 season playing 30 games for the club, scoring 5 goals as well as chipping in with many assists.  He is a great player who loves to get on the scoresheet as well as providing goal opportunities for his team mates.  Dom has signed another 1-year contract with Halifax Town for the 2021/22 season after impressing last season.

WILL APPLEYARD

Will is 21 years old and plays as a Goalkeeper.  He is 6’3″ in height.  Will is a fantastic shot stopper who commands his box well and his distribution is fantastic.  He is a great leader at organising his defence and a very vocal goalkeeper.  Will started his career at a young age at Crewe Alexandra where he spent 10 years through the academy set-up.  He signed for Stevenage in 2018 and during that time he had loan spells at Royston Town & Bedford.  In 2019 he signed for Halifax Town and spent the 2019/2020 season with Halifax.  Will has recently signed a short-term deal with Tadcaster Albion.

TOM STEAD

Tom is 21 years old and plays as a central defender or full back.  He is 6’2″ in height who is exceptionally good in the air.  Tom also has great pace and is a fantastic passer of a ball. He is a great leader on the pitch who likes to organise the defensive line.  Tom started his career with Preston North End from a young age until he left the club in May 2019.  During his time at Preston, he went on loan to Ashton United and Kendal Town.  Tom signed for Chorley at the beginning of the 2019/2020 season.  During his time at Chorley, he signed a dual registration with Kendal Town where he played 10 games scoring 2 goals.  Tom signed for FC United of Manchester for the 2020/21 season. Tom has recently signed a 1 year contract at Macclesfield Town for the 2021/22 season.

HARRISON DAVISON-HALE

Harrison is a 19 year old goalkeeper.  A fantastic stopper of shots with first-class distribution , he is 6’2″ in height.  Harrison has great defence organisational skills and the vocal ability expected of a goalkeeper.  From the young age of 9, Harrison has played at clubs including Leeds United, Manchester City, Sheffield United and Mansfield.  Most recently he has played for Huddersfield Town for the U17s, U19s & U23s.  During his time at Huddersfield, he spent time on loan at Liversedge FC and Ossett United.  Harrison has signed for Halifax Town for the 2020/21 season.

LEBRUN MBEKA

Lebrun is 24 years old, plays as a Midfielder and is 6’4″ in height.  He is a hard-working midfield player who likes to get on the ball and make things happen for his team.  Lebrun is strong in tackle and great in the air with his height.  He is also a great set-piece taker and has a great record from scoring from the penalty spot.  He started his career with Sheffield FC but soon moved on to Tadcaster Albion where he became a fans favourite after constantly showing good performances on the pitch.  Lebrun has signed for Guiseley for the 2020/21 season after impressing the management team during pre-season.

PAUL BLACKETT

Paul is 22 years old and plays as a Striker.  He is very quick and likes to play on the last man.  Paul has scored goals at all the club her has played for and, certainly has a great record finding the back of the net.  Paul is a product of Newcastle United Academy.  He signed a 1-year contract with Gateshead at the start of the 2019/20 season and during that time, he went on loan to Whitby Town scoring 10 goals in 11 games.  Gateshead offered him another 1-year contract for the 2020/21 season.  Paul has recently been on loan at Blyth Spartans until Gateshead recalled him back in January 2021.

LIAM LOVELL

Liam is 18 years old and is a goalkeeper.  He is 6’2″ in height.  Liam is a great shot stopper, commands the box well and has first-class distribution.  Starting his career at Curzon Ashton, Liam signed for Mossley for the 2020/21 season and he is number 1 at the club.  Liam has recently been training with Sheffield Wednesday and he certainly has a bright future in the game.  

JACK DUNN

Jack is 26 years of age and plays as an attacking midfielder/striker.  Jack spent 15 years at Liverpool FC including 5 years as a pro.  Quick, strong and has a fantastic left foot strike on him, Jack has unbelievable technical ability.  During his time at Liverpool, he had successful loan spells at Cheltenham, Burton, Morecambe and Tranmere where he found the net on several occasions for each club.  After leaving Liverpool at the age of 22, Jack signed for Tranmere in 2017 and spent 2 years at the club helping them to promotion back into the Football League.  Jack has recently been playing for Warrington and Southport but is now fully focused on getting back to full time football.  Jack has signed for Curzon Ashton for the 2021/22 season on a 1 year contract.

GEORGE CANTRILL

George is 21 years old and can operate in defence or midfield.  A product of the Sheffield United Academy until he left in the summer of 2019.  George is a hard-working player who loves to tackle and is a very consistent performer in any position he is asked to play.  George has spent the last 2 seasons playing for Guiseley in the NLN and has played over 60 games at this level becoming an integral part of the Guiseley team due to the fact he constantly delivers excellent performances on the pitch.

CONRAD PRENDERGAST

Conrad is one of the country’s most exciting young coaching prospects.  He is current Head of Academy Coaching at AFC Flyde and was also the Women’s team manager until the club took the decision to disband the team.  Conrad holds his UEFA A License and before joing AFC Flyde he had spent over 6 years at Manchester City.  An experienced coach with an enthusiasm and love  for the game, Conrad is a professional with key skills in coaching and player development at both senior and academy level with elite athletes in both the men’s and women’s game.

PAUL QUINN

Paul Quinn is a well regarded young coach currently the first team manager at Tadcaster Albion.  Paul began his managerial career at Brighouse Town where he achieved numerous awards and recognition including promotion to the Northern Premier League Division as well as recording the club’s best run in both the FA Cup and the FA Vase.  On leaving Brighouse Town, Paul had a brief stint as manager at Shaw Lane FC after which he joined Ossett United as assistant manager and won silverware during his time.  Paul’s playing experience includes Ashton United, Mossley, Liversedge, Emley and Brighouse Town.

PAUL STEPHENSON

Paul Stephenson is a very experienced coach and former player.  As a player he positioned as a winger or central midfielder starting his career at Newcastle United then going on to play for Millwall, Gillingham, Brentford, York and Hartlepool making a total of 485 appearances and scoring 28 goals.  At the end of his playing career, Paul moved into coaching and passed his UEFA A License badge in 2003.  His first coaching role was with Newcastle United as the academy coach then moving to Hartlepool where he had a spell as caretaker manager.  In 2007 Paul joined Norwich as first team coach then afterwards moved to Huddersfield Town as first team coach working alongside Lee Clark.  In 2012 Paul became assistant manager at Accrington Stanley working with James Beattie then during 2014 he joined Blackpool as first team coach reuniting his partnership with Lee Clark.  In 2017 Paul joined Middlesborough as Under 23 head coach where he has developed a handful of players into the first team squad including Lewis Wing, Marcus Tavernier and Connor Malley all of who came through Paul’s coaching and leadership and are now part of the Middlesborough first team squad playing in the Championship.

BRIAN WILSON

Brian had a fantastic career as a player with over 500 football league appearances for clubs including Stoke, Cheltenham, Bristol City, Colchester and Oldham Athletic. Brian recently announced his retirement from playing and now Gusto Sports Management will be supporting Brian as he enters a new chapter of the game with aspirations to be a successful manager/coach. Team Gusto look forward to working with Brian.