Position : Left back (also played as a winger)
Played : 1987-88
Appearances : 22
Goals : 0
Dave was a YTS lad who made his debut in a Freight Rover tie at home to Tranmere in November 1987. He started on the left wing but had to move into the midfield when someone was sent off (Lyndon Simmonds I think). He acquitted himself well , making his tackles and finding his team-mates but never got another chance in that position. When the financial crisis hit he was drafted in at left back when Peter Hampton departed and struggled to impress there. He was eventually replaced by Brian Stanton. His appearances total amazes me ; I’d have said a dozen at most.
He was released at the end of the season and moved to Chorley while finding work as a van driver. He had to quit the game through injury and went on to college. He is now a lecturer in Sports Science at the University of Worcester. His c.v. claims a spell at Bolton Wanderers but none of the records support that (why do they do this ?) .