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Former AFC Telford forward Mike Phenix hit with four-year ban

By Lewis Cox | AFC Telford United | Published:

Former AFC Telford United forward Mike Phenix has been banned from football for four years after failing a drugs test.

Shane Sutton battles for the ball with former Telford striker Mike Phenix

Phenix, 30, was sacked by former club Southport in October after the out-of-competition test highlighted two illegal substances the previous month.

Traces of Oxandrolone, an anabolic steroid, and Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, were found.

He announced his retirement from the game after the sacking from Southport and had his ban – which includes all football activities – confirmed by the FA yesterday.

He helped the Bucks to promotion from the National League North with his goals in the 2013/14 campaign before his sale to League One Barnsley in October 2014 was the joint-record highest fee Telford have received for a player. Phenix went on to play for Macclesfield, Southport and Salford.

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.

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