BEFORE arriving at Warrington Town, Isaac Buckley-Ricketts had carved out a reputation as a youngster of incredible promise.

Indeed, he was capped by England at under 18s, under 19s and under 20s level while on the books at Manchester City but started to fall down the pyramid, eventually ending up at Cantilever Park in 2021.

Now, however, manager Mark Beesley believes the forward’s career is on its way back up having enjoyed a promising start to the campaign.

It was Buckley-Ricketts’ dramatic late winner as a substitute in May’s play-off final against Bamber Bridge that propelled Town to new heights and having taken a more prominent starting role this season, he has continued to thrive.

The 25-year-old is Town’s leading scorer having netted five times in 17 appearances and Beesley hopes there is plenty more to come.

“We always knew Isaac had come to us having had a few difficult seasons,” Beesley said of Buckley-Ricketts, whose overall Town record stands at 15 goals in 64 appearances.

“He’d had two or three years where he’d not been playing but last year, he started off really well.

“He then got appendicitis and it took him a while to get over it, but we knew once he was back he’d add a lot of value to our squad.

“He had this role coming off the bench partly because of the good form of our other attacking players, but he’s started this season really well.

“Wherever he’s played, he’s contributed to the team – he’s fit, he's quick and he’s a pleasure to have around the place.

“We’re just trying to help him rebuild his career because he’s had a tough time but is on the way back up.

“Hopefully, there’s plenty more to come from him.”