CRAIG Davies has had many debuts in his career but he will probably never forget the one he made for Winsford United on Saturday.

The 30-year-old highly experienced Whiston-born attacking midfielder, registered the day before, stepped off the substitutes' bench at Squires Gate after 75 minutes and moments later the place was in darkness.

And with officials at The Brian Addison Stadium unable to repair the floodlights, the game was abandoned with the hosts leading 4-1 and 11 minutes remaining on the clock.

It is yet to be confirmed if the result of the North West Counties League Premier Division clash will be allowed to stand or if a replay will be required.

After Obi Anoruo jumped on to a failed clearance to level matters in the 30th minute, the Blackpool side stamped their authority on the game with two goals inside five minutes in the second half.

Jack Iley netted twice for the seasiders and he was denied a hat-trick thanks to a brilliant penalty save by Michael Langley before Squires Gate did net their fourth from a free-kick.

Winsford had gone into the game on the back of wins against Burscough 6-0 and Alsager Town 2-1 so they would have been disappointed with the state of play at the point the lights went out.

Davies will hope his next chance to show Blues what he can do will come at home against Charnock Richard on Saturday, a contest that sees eighth play sixth.

And then there will be a trip to basement side Litherland REMYCA on Wednesday.

The new arrival can certainly offer Blues lots of experience, having played, coached and managed up and down the country.

And the ex-Croydon manager also had a stint playing in America with New Orleans Jesters.

He had time at Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City academies, played in the Conference and Welsh Premier League, while also having had a trial at AFC Bournemouth.

Davies played in some friendlies for Witton Albion in 2009 but nothing came of that.

He has also played for Morecambe, Lancaster City, Connah's Quay, The New Saints, Burscough, Vauxhall Motors, Newtown, Prescot Cables, Stalybridge Celtic, Warrington Town, St Albans City, Leatherhead, Horsham, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Croydon and Margate.

As a youth coach he has worked at numerous clubs, including Queens Park Rangers, West Ham United and AFC Wimbledon.