Paul Lodge

Paul Lodge was born on the 13 February 1961, who began his footballing career at Everton 1979, having previously been a youth player there, where he played 24 games he also had loan spells at Wigan, playing 5 times and scoring once and Rotherham making 4 apperances before joining Preston in 1983.

He signs for Bolton Wanderers in 1984, played 4 games for them and was also on loan at Port Vale, during the same season.

He was persuaded by manager Colin Appleton to train with Exeter City and played for the reserves against Cardiff City in the 1985/86 season. From Exeter he joined Stockport County, playing 13 games later in the same season. 

In 1986 he signed for Barrow, quickly moving to Southport for whom he made 38 apperances in 1986/87. He played for Macclesfield Town, Witton Albion, and Morecambe, before returning to Southport in November 1993, where he played 100 games, leaving them in 1997. He finished his playing career with Lancaster City, Bangor City, Chorley, and Burscough. He had played over 400 games in a career that spanned nearly 20 years.

He began his coaching career with Southport in 1998, including a spell as caretaker-manager in 1999. He was assistant-manager at Stalybridge Celtic from 2000/01, before joining St Helens Town in July 2003.
After coaching at Accrington Stanley, he spent two months in charge at Chorley in late 2006, returning to his coaching role at Accrington Stanley.



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