Former Salford City forward Mike Phenix has confirmed he is retiring from playing.
The 30-year-old left the Ammies to join former club Southport for an undisclosed fee last June, having scored 11 times in Salford’s National League North-winning 2017/18 season. He was a key part of the club during Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley’s successful tenure and scored 27 goals in 85 games.
Phenix had a taste of League One football with Barnsley, as the South Yorkshire club signed him from AFC Telford United for a reported fee of £25,000.
The ex-Hindsford, Droylsden and Skelmersdale United player left Southport along with defender Zac Corbett in October last year. Phenix’ retirement comes after he tweeted at the beginning of this week that he was to attend an FA hearing.