Goalkeeper-turned-center-back who made his professional debut in 2000 for Burscough and later played for Exeter City, Charlton Athletic, and several other clubs.
In 1999-2000, he played youth soccer for Everton.
He played for Rossendale United in 2003.
His uncle Neil Fairclough played professionally for Matlock Town.
Midfielder and striker Danny Haynes was his teammate on Charlton Athletic in 2012-2013.