Liam Sercombe came through the academy and made over 250 first-team appearances before going on to play for Oxford, Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham in a lengthy professional career of more than 600 matches.
Liam became a scholar/trainee in 2006 and signed his first full contract with the club in June 2007. He made his first-team debut against Altrincham on the opening day of the 2007/08 season. After seven appearances that season Liam played twenty-nine times in all competitions in 2008/09 and another thirty-one in City’s first season back in League One.
By now he was a vital cog in the club's midfield and the 2010/11 season saw him score a number of important goals including the opener in an impressive away win at Charlton Athletic. Although Liam’s performances reportedly attracted the interest of other clubs he was to remain with City through their League One seasons and the eventual relegation back to League Two. Year in, year out Liam continued to contribute energetic displays and goals from the middle of the park and was always popular with supporters. Liam departed St James Park in May 2015 after 263 games in all competitions.
He was to sign for Oxford United with whom he played two seasons making almost exactly a hundred league and cup appearances. He then played three seasons at Bristol Rovers playing regularly in his first two seasons but less so in the third. On leaving the Memorial Ground Liam agreed terms with Cheltenham Town on a two-year deal in August 2020 signing a further one-year deal in summer 2022. He made his 600th appearance in professional football in December 2022.
League 243; Cups 20 (263)