Time at club: 1995-1997, 2002
An elegant right-winger who was signed for a club-record fee of £450,000 from York City.
McCarthy formed a quality wing partnership with Steve Guppy and the pair were instrumental in the FA Cup defeat of Everton.
McCarthy departed to Birmingham City for a club record £1.5m and returned to the club for a brief spell five years later.
He was also employed as a match commentator on BBC Radio Stoke.
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