Phil Clarkson was
a triallist from Fleetwood who played for Norwich on 20th February
1990 in the 7-1 defeat of Sutton United in a testimonial for Mickey
Stephens and Tony Rains. The midfielder began his career
at Fleetwood in HFS Loans League, then moved onto Crewe for £22,500
in October 1991. He would make over 300 league appearances for
Crewe, Scunthorpe (1year), Blackpool (5 years) before the Seasiders
released him at the end of the 2001/02 season.
After a short spell with Bury and trials with Southport and Carlisle,
he joined Halifax in August 2002. In the summer of 2003, he joined
Lancaster City. Lancaster released him on 10th March 2004 as he
was not being selected and he had work commitments.