Tom Dean (27) is an experienced central defender who joins FC United from Buxton. The 6ft 4in tall defender is extremely good in the air and is a threat from set pieces in the opposition box. Last season Tom played for fellow Northern Premier League side Buxton, who finished the season in the play-offs. He made 44 appearances last season for Buxton scoring 4 goals. Prior to joining Buxton last summer, he spent 5 successful seasons at Mossley where he was voted supporters player of the year on three occasions. On arrival at FC United Tom said “I am pleased to be signing for FC United with the clubs history. When the Gaffer rang me, it was a no brainer for myself. When he told me what the plans were for the future season ahead I couldn’t wait to join the club. I’m excited for pre season to start and meet the players. Hopefully it will be a successful season and I’ll give everything I can each game.” Tom Dean joined Mossley in December 2013 having successfully stepped up from Sunday football. At the end of the season, he jointly won the supporters player of the year. In 2016/17 he won Mossley’s Managers, Mossleyweb Player and the Supporters Player of the year being described as ‘his usual dependable self in a tough season for Mossley’. In 2017/18 he was once again voted Mossley’s Supporter of the Year being ‘a rock at the back’. He also finished as the team’s top scorer.