The club can tonight confirm that club captain James McCulloch has decided to leave the club and join Widnes FC after over 10 years at the Prescot Cables.
‘Kirky’ has amassed over 400 appearances for Cables and is considered a modern day ‘great’ at the club but feels that now is the right time to pursue a new challenge elsewhere.
‘Kirky’ has cemented his place in club folklore having captained the club to it’s first ever Liverpool Senior Cup Final victory in 2017 when Cables beat Southport FC two-nil at The IP Truckparts Stadium. He was also captain of the side that reached the NPL play-off final in 2018.
On his decision to pursue a fresh challenge, James said: “It’s with a heavy heart I have to say goodbye to the club that I have been a part of for the last 10 years, and without COVID-19 hitting would have certainly reached 500 appearances.
Unfortunately, I feel that given the current circumstances it is time for a fresh challenge and something new, which has been one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make.
I also want to put on record this is nothing to do with Craig leaving.
I have made too many friends to even start mentioning throughout my time at cables, many of whom I class as a family. I would like to thank all at the club for all the work you do both on and off the pitch. It has been with immense pride that I’ve represented the club and worn the arm band, making some fantastic memories along the way.
I love you all, and hopefully see everyone soon.”
Club Co-Chairman Matt Roberts wished to thank James for his efforts during his time at the club: “It’s obviously a sad day for the club, on behalf of the board, the staff, volunteers and the fans we would like to thank Jay for all his efforts in the amber and black shirt. Jay knows that the door will always remain open here at Cables for him and he is welcome back any time. He’s part of the family here and we wish him the very best of luck for his next move.”