Date of birth
Ritchie Sutton has just entered his fourth term with Tranmere Rovers and is hoping for another year of solid performances at the back.
With five goals to his name he proved a worthy asset as the Rovers drove towards promotion last season and formed an imperious partnership with Stephen McNulty at the heart of defence.
The centre half began his career with Crewe Alexandra in 2005. He stayed with them for two seasons but his impact with the Railwaymen wasn’t fully felt and he spent the duration of his spell on loan to non-league sides Leek Town and Stafford Rangers.
After spending the 2006/07 season at Stafford and winning the Conference North Play-Offs, he would make his temporary deal permanent and played a further 40 games in the following 2007/08 season.
Sutton spent the first half of the 2008/29 season on loan at Halifax Town and made that a permanent deal in the winter however he only stayed at the club for the remainder of that season.
From Halifax, he would move to Nantwich Town in the 2009 summer and the following summer he would sign for his boyhood club Port Vale and made 11 appearances for the League Two side in the 2010/11 season.
He would then go on to play the next four seasons at Mansfield Town who he joined on a free transfer from Port Vale. He made 136 appearances for the side who were the Conference National champions in the 2012/13 season.
In the 2014/15 season he was crowned Mansfield Town Player of the Season before signing for Rovers in May 2015.
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