Stanley lions

The career of Stanley's former England stars

  • Beattie signs for Blackburn

    Beattie signs for Blackburn
    James Beattie signs professional forms at Blackburn Rovers and makes his debut in a 2-0 home defeat against Arsenal.
  • Jeffers makes Toffees debut

    Jeffers makes Toffees debut
    At the tender age of 16, Francis Jeffers makes his Everton debut as he comes on as a substitute at Old Trafford.
  • Beattie joins Southampton

    Beattie joins Southampton
    After failing to score for Blackburn, Beattie moves to Southampton as part of a deal which sees Kevin Davies go the other way.
  • Prolific Beattie

    Prolific Beattie
    is first goal for the club against Chelsea sparks a prolific goalscoring run as he scores 10 goals in 10, keeping SOuthampton in the Premier League.
  • Jeffers earns Arsenal move

    Jeffers earns Arsenal move
    After scoring 18 goals as a youngster for Everton, Francis Jeffers earns a lucrative £8 million move to big guns Arsenal
  • England comes calling

    England comes calling
    James beattie earns his first international cap in a 3-1 friendly defeat against Australia. He is replaced at half time by Francis Jeffers who scores England's only goal.
  • Arsenal misery for Jeffers

    Arsenal misery for Jeffers
    Despite a promising start, Jeffers endures a miserable time at Arsenal and is promptly loaned back Everton.
  • Beattie misses out

    Beattie misses out
    James Beattie suffers England disappointment after narrowly missing out on Sve Goran Eriksson's Euro 2004 squad.
  • Charlton rescue Jeffers

    Charlton rescue Jeffers
    After failing to establish himself after returning to Arsenal, fellow London club Charlton Athletic secured his services for £2.6 million. He made 24 appearances there, scoring five goals.
  • Jeffers loaned out

    Jeffers loaned out
    After failing to settle at Charlton, Jeffers is loaned out to several clubs in a bid to secure first team football. He has spells at Rangers, Blackburn (like Beattie) and Ipswich before finally signing a long-term deal at Sheffield Wednesday in 2007.
  • Beattie is a toffee

    Beattie is a toffee
    Beattie's goalscroing exploits at Southamton earned him attention from some of the Premier League's big boys and, just as his Stanley team mate Jeffers did, in 2005 he put pen to paper on a contract with Everton.
  • Beattie top scores

    Beattie top scores
    James Beattie finishes the 2005-06 season as Everton's leading marksman, scoring 11 goals.
  • Beattie chopped

    Beattie chopped
    Despite enjoying the previous campaign, Beattie endured a torrid 2006-07 season and after scoring only two goals was signed by Sheffield United
  • Beattie scoring again

    Beattie scoring again
    The Blades striker enjoys the step down to the Championship, scoring 22 goals and earning himself the Sheffield United player of the season.
  • Beattie back on top

    Beattie back on top
    The striker's goalscroing exploits earn hi a return to the top flight with Stoke City. However he doesn't have the best of times at The Brittania Stadium, scoring only twice during the 2009-10 campaign.
  • Jeffers goes down under

    Jeffers goes down under
    In a bizarre move, Jeffers signs for Australian outfit Newcastle Jets where he enjoyed a successful year before joining Scottish side Motherwell.
  • Journeyman Beattie

    Journeyman Beattie
    Upon leaving Stoke, Beattie sees his career take a dive as his departure sparks a run of three clubs in two years as he endures ill-fated spells at Blackpool and Rangers before re-signing for Sheffield United on a short-term deal.
  • Beattie joins Stanley

    Beattie joins Stanley
    After making only two starts for Sheffield United, Beattie agrees to sign for Accrington Stanley and on the 13th of May 2013 takes over from Leam Richardson as the club's manager.
  • Stanley sign Jeffers

    Stanley sign Jeffers
    Stanley manager Leam Richardson opts to give the veteran striker another chance in England and signs him on a short term deal. He appears to have re-found his feet, scoring two crucial goals in the 4-0 win over Wimbledon.