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Henry Cowans
Position: Midfield. Date of birth: 1st October 1996. Cowans ended a long association with Aston Villa when he was released by the club in June 2017, and signed for the Bucks in September 2016. The son of Gordon Cowans, who won both the league title and European Cup with Villa, Cowans junior signed terms in 2012 and was a regular for the under-18, under-21 and under-23 sides withour breaking into the senior side. He spent the 2016/17 season on loan at League Two side Stevenage, making 22 appearances. A fine first campaign for the Bucks saw new boss Gavin Cowan make him one of his first signings for 2018/19.

Ellis Deeney
Position: Midfield. Date of birth: 19th October 1991. Experienced central midfielder Ellis joined the Bucks in January 2018, signing from National League North rivals Tamworth for an undisclosed fee. He began his professional career at Aston Villa, captaining their academy side and reaching the FA Youth Cup final in 2010, losing to Chelsea. After being released by Villa, he spent time at Kettering Town and Hinckley United before signing for Worcester City. He eventually became club captain and won the club’s Player of the Year award during his four seasons with them before signing for Tamworth in January 2015. He is the younger brother of Troy Deeney, the Watford FC striker. His initial 18-month deal means Ellis remains at the club for 2018/19.

Darryl Knights
Position: Forward. Date of birth: 1st May 1988. A product of the youth system at his hometown club Ipswich Town, Knights represented England at youth and under-17 level. He made his debut for the Portman Road side aged just 16, but it was his sole appearance before spending time on loan at Yeovil Town, Cambridge United and Kidderminster Harriers, whom he joined permanently. A move to Newport County in 2010 saw his spend two seasons with the Exiles before he joined Solihull Moors, helping them to win promotion from the National League North in 2015. He returned to Kidderminster and then on to Tamworth before signing for the Bucks in May 2018.

Amari Morgan-Smith
Position: Forward. Date of birth: 3rd April 1989. Born in Wolverhampton, Morgan-Smith started his football career at Crewe Alexandra before making his Football League debut following a move to Stockport County. Dropping into non-league football, he caught the eye of bigger clubs in a productive spell at Ilkeston Town. The club's demise saw him sign as a free agent for Luton Town. Subsequent moves have seen him wear the colours of Macclesfield Town, Kidderminster Harriers, Oldham Athletic, Cheltenham Town and York City. It was from the Minstermen that he signed for the Bucks in February 2018, joining on a free transfer.

Jonathan Royle
Position: Midfield. Date of birth: 2nd October 1994. Defensive midfielder Royle is in his second season with the Bucks, having initially joined on loan from Southport in September 2016, inking a longer-term deal in November of the same year. Born in Bodelwyddan, the young Welshman started his career at Wrexham and spent time on loan at Colwyn Bay before joining Southport along with current team-mate Ross White. Limited opportunities at Haig Avenue saw him also spend time on loan at Hednesford Town before becoming a Buck, and he signed a new deal in May 2018 to keep him at the club for another season.

Shane Sutton
Position: Centre-half/midfield. Date of birth: 31st January 1989. Defender Sutton swapped the League of Wales for the National League when he signed for the Bucks in May 2017, ending a 10-year association with the Newtown. The former Shrewsbury Town apprentice captained the Robins in the Europa League in 2015 so brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the Bucks’ side. Voted away supporters' player of the year for 2017/18, Sutton signed a new one-year deal in May 2018.

Ross White
Position: Right-back. Date of birth: 23rd June 1996. White started his career with his hometown club Wrexham, a team he also supported. He progressed through the club’s youth system to earn a full-time professional deal and made 12 appearances in 2014/15; however, injury curtailed his 2015/16 season and in May 2016 he was released by boss Gary Mills. White subsequently joined Southport, managed by former Wrexham team-mate Andy Bishop, taking the same path as fellow Buck Jonathan Royle. The two were reunited for a third time when White signed for the Bucks in June 2017, and will remain in tandem for the 2018/19 season.



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