2009–10 Grimsby Town F.C. season

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Grimsby Town
Season 2009-10
Chairman John Fenty
Managers Mike Newell (until 18 Oct. 2009)
Neil Woods
Team captains Matthew Heywood (until 1 Feb. 2010)
Lee Peacock
Home stadium Blundell Park
Football League Two 23rd place
FA Cup First Round
League Cup First Round
Football League Trophy Regional Quarter Finals
South West Challenge Cup Final (withdrew)
Lincolnshire Senior Cup Runner Up
Top goalscorer League: 0 Michael Coulson, Jamie Devitt, Barry Conlon and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (5 goals)
All comps: 0 Peter Sweeney (6 goals)
Highest home
attendance
7,033 0v0 Barnet
1 May 2010
Highest away
attendance
11,321 0v0 Bradford City
13 February 2010
Lowest home
attendance
2,103 0v0 Bath City
7 November 2009
Lowest away
attendance
1,839 0v0 Accrington Stanley
5 April 2010
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Grimsby Town Football Club entered the 2009–10 as a member of Football League Two for the 6th season on the trot. The club are still aiming to leave Blundell Park within the next few seasons. Manager Mike Newell brought in eight players in the close season, four of which were on loan at the club the previous season, he also released eight players, the club also offered four contracts to youth team members. Manager Mike Newell also gave new contracts to midfielders Jamie Clarke and Danny Boshell. Also in the close season Assistant Manager, Stuart Watkiss did not have his contract renewed and he joined Hull City as Development Coach, and Brian Stein who was chief scout took on the responsibilities of Stuart Watkiss.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Pre season matches[edit]

South West Challenge Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
July 15 RRFC Montegnee
Mill Road, Barnstaple W 1 – 0 212 Clarke
July 17 Yeovil Town
Vicarage Road, Torrington W 3 – 2 239 Conlon, North, Arnold
July 18 Rushden & Diamonds
Marshford, Appledore W 4 – 1 Forbes, Akpa Akpro, Arnold, North
July 19 Luton Town
The Sports Ground, Bideford – C – C --------

Lincolnshire Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
July 20 Scunthorpe United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 – 3 859 --------

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
July 21 Leeds United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 – 1 3,416 Akpa Akpro
July 25 Stockport County
Edgeley Park, Stockport L 0 – 1 1,144 --------
July 28 Doncaster Rovers
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 – 2 1,886 --------
July 30 Gainsborough Trinity
The Northolme, Gainsborough – P – P --------
Aug 01 Winterton Rangers
West Street, Winterton W 12 – 1 Akpa Akpro (4), Conlon (3), North (2), Jarman, Leary, Clarke
Pre Season Top Scorers
Rank Player Goals
1 France Akpa Akpro 6
2 Republic of Ireland Conlon 4
= England North 4
3 England Arnold 2
= England Clarke 2
4 England Forbes 1
= England Jarman 1
= England Leary 1
As of 1 August 2009

Mike Newell took Grimsby Town to the 2009 South West Challenge Cup in Devon, in which the rules allowed him to make ten changes in each match, which he did on each occasion. They started off strong in pre-season with a one-nil win against Belgian side R.R.F.C. Montegnée, with a late free kick from Jamie Clarke. They then played in a five goal thriller against Yeovil Town in which Grimsby Town won 3–2, with Barry Conlon, Danny North, Nathan Arnold all scoring, going on to reach the semi-final and finishing top of their group. Then continuing their strong form they beat Rushden & Diamonds 4–1 with Adrian Forbes, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro, Nathan Arnold, Danny North all scoring, putting them into the final. After reaching the Final they had to withdraw on the grounds that they could not agree a kick-off time with their opponents Luton Town, in which there would be police at the ground, providing protection for the fans, as fans' safety concerns had been expressed earlier in the tournament. During the 2009 South West Challenge Cup Mike Newell named two trialists in his 23-man squad, who were Nathan Arnold from Mansfield Town in which he impressed by scoring two goals and he also named Swansea City striker Chris Jones in his squad, although he didn't score, he impressed enough to be offered a contract. Also joining for their last match, defender Sol Davis from Luton Town joined up for a trial.

On their return home they faced Scunthorpe United in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup Semi-Final, in which they were beaten by a strong Scunthorpe United side 3–0, after Mike Newell fielded a weakened team. Their next opponents were Leeds United, in which they drew 1–1 in front of a big crowd after Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro had put them in the lead in the first half.

They faced Stockport County in their next pre-season match and were beaten one-nil, they were without skipper Ryan Bennett, Rob Atkinson and Danny North, in a well worked play eight minutes into the second half, Poole slotted the ball under Grimsby's Nick Colgan. Both Nick Hegarty and Nathan Jarman had good chances to score but were denied by Stockport County's defence. In the second half of the match Stockport County's Matty Mainwaring went off with two fractures to his leg after a tackle from Michael Leary, new striker Chris Jones, came on for Nick Hegarty.

In their last pre-season friendly Grimsby played Northern Counties East Premier League side Winterton Rangers, the Mariners were the dominant force throughout the game with Barry Conlon grabbing a first half hat-trick in under twenty-five minutes after his first goal after eight minutes and completed his hat-trick twenty five minutes later, with a Nathan Jarman goal after his second. Winterton Rangers scored through Gary Jones after he spotted Leigh Overton off his line and chipping it into the back of the net. Nathan Jarman coming off in the first half with a suspected broken toe, which was later confirmed along with a broken metatarsal. In the second half the manager changing his squad totally with the exception of the keeper and Chris Jones, who came on for the injured Nathan Jarman, in the second half Akpa Akpro scoring four after he walked through the defence, Danny North scored a brace after chipping the keeper twice and nearly grabbing his hat-trick only for his effort to be tipped onto the bar but he later set up Michael Leary for a tap in. Clarke scored his second free kick. Grimsby had left sided Watford player Louis Lavers on trial who started in the first half in left back but moved to the left side of midfield in the second half, on the 75th minute Grimsby brought on 14 year-old Jack Barlow from the youth-team.

Football League Two[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Aug 08 Cheltenham Town
Abbey Business Stadium, Cheltenham L 1 – 2 3,654 Conlon
Aug 15 Crewe Alexandra
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 – 4 5,007 --------
Aug 18 Rotherham United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 – 2 4,156 Sweeney
Aug 22 Bury
Gigg Lane, Bury W 1 – 0 2,799 Conlon
Aug 29 Aldershot Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 – 2 3,757 Conlon
Sep 05 Port Vale
Vale Park, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent L 0 – 4 5,056 --------
Sep 12 Hereford United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 1 – 0 3,173 North
Sep 19 Torquay United
Plainmoor, Torquay W 2 – 0 2.575 Nicholson (OG), Sweeney
Sep 26 Darlington
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 – 1 4,014 Atkinson
Sep 30 Chesterfield
Saltergate, Chesterfield L 2 – 3 3,329 Proudlock, Sweeney
Oct 03 Barnet
Underhill, Barnet, London L 0 – 3 2,497 --------
Oct 10 Burton Albion
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 – 2 4,002 Jones
Oct 17 Rochdale
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 – 2 3,754 --------
Oct 24 A.F.C. Bournemouth
Dean Court, Bournemouth L 1 – 3 5,270 Linwood
Oct 30 Accrington Stanley
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 2 – 2 4,325 Forbes, Conlon
Nov 14 Northampton Town
Sixfields Stadium, Northampton D 0 – 0 4,028 --------
Nov 21 Lincoln City
Sincil Bank, Lincoln D 0 – 0 4,981 --------
Nov 24 Bradford City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 – 3 3,646 -------
Nov 28 Macclesfield Town
Moss Rose, Macclesfield D 0 – 0 1,409 --------
Dec 05 Dagenham & Redbridge
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 – 1 3,090 Coulson
Dec 12 Shrewsbury Town
New Meadow, Shrewsbury D 0 – 0 4,850 --------
Dec 18 Morecambe
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 – 1 3,119 Sweeney
Dec 28 Port Vale
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 – 2 4,401 Conlon
Jan 02 Bury
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 – 1 3,463 Akpa Akpro
Jan 16 Cheltenham Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 0 – 0 3,334 --------
Jan 23 Rotherham United
Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield L 1 – 2 3,751 Fletcher
Jan 30 Aldershot Town
Recreation Ground, Aldershot D 1 – 1 3,195 Grant (OG)
Feb 06 Notts County
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 – 1 4,452 --------
Feb 13 Bradford City
Valley Parade, Bradford D 0 – 0 11,321 --------
Feb 17 Notts County
Meadow Lane, Nottingham D 1 – 1 5,163 Devitt
Feb 20 Lincoln City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 2 – 2 6,395 Peacock (2)
Feb 23 Macclesfield Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 1 – 1 4,813 Devitt
Feb 27 Dagenham & Redbridge
Victoria Road, Dagenham, London L 0 – 2 2,190 --------
Mar 06 Shrewsbury Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 – 0 3,651 Sinclair (2), Akpa Akpro
Mar 09 Crewe Alexandra
Gresty Road, Crewe L 2 – 4 3,272 Akpa Akpro, Sinclair
Mar 13 Morecambe
Christie Park, Morecambe D 1 – 1 1,882 Coulson
Mar 20 AFC Bournemouth
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 3 – 2 4,428 Devitt, Coulson, Chambers
Mar 27 Rochdale
Spotland, Rochdale L 1 – 4 4,724 Chambers
Apr 02 Northampton Town
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 1 – 2 6,482 Coulson
Apr 05 Accrington Stanley
Crown Ground, Accrington W 3 – 2 1,839 Hudson, Coulson, Devitt
Apr 10 Hereford United
Edgar Street, Hereford W 1 – 0 2,143 Devitt
Apr 13 Chesterfield
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes D 2 – 2 5,648 T.Wright, Akpa Akpro
Apr 17 Torquay United
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 – 3 5,702 --------
Apr 24 Darlington
Darlington Arena, Darlington W 2 – 0 1,911 Lancashire, Akpa Akpro
May 1 Barnet
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes W 2 – 0 7,033 Atkinson, Hudson
May 8 Burton Albion
Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent L 0 – 3 4,987 --------

FA Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Nov 07 Bath City
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes L 0 – 2 2,103 --------

League Cup[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Aug 11 Tranmere Rovers
Prenton Park, Tranmere L 0 – 4 3,527 --------

Football League Trophy[edit]

Grimsby received a bye into the second round of the competition, in the Northern Section. Due to the new way of determining which teams received byes into the second round of the competition, the teams who received a bye last season, will not receive a bye two seasons in succession, the byes are now determined by recommendation at club meetings.

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
Oct 06 Hartlepool United
Victoria Park, Hartlepool W 2 – 0 1,675 Sweeney, Proudlock
Nov 10 Leeds United
Elland Road, Leeds L 1 – 3 10,430 Sweeney

League table[edit]

Notts County's season mostly made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, as they were involved in an abortive high-spending takeover by a consortium who bought in Sven-Göran Eriksson as Director of Football, and got through four managers during the course of the season. However, they managed to shake off their off-field problems and won the title. Bournemouth continued their revival under Eddie Howe and won promotion in the runners-up spot. The last automatic promotion spot was won by Rochdale, who were promoted for the first time since 1969

Dagenham and Redbridge won the play-offs, reaching the 2nd tier of the Football League for the first time in their 18 year history.

Darlington were unable to recover from losing many of their players during their spell in administration at the end of the previous season, and were relegated in bottom place, becoming only the third club (after Halifax Town and Chester City) to be relegated to the Football Conference on two separate occasions. Grimsby suffered the relegation that they only avoided the previous year due to Luton Town's points deduction; their form improved significantly in the final weeks of the season, but they were ultimately undone by a run of nearly five months without a win earlier in the season, and were relegated to the Blue Square Premier after losing on the final day of the season.

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Notts County 46 27 12 7 96 31 +65 93
P 2 Bournemouth 46 25 8 13 61 44 +17 83
P 3 Rochdale 46 25 7 14 82 48 +34 82
  4 Morecambe 46 20 13 13 73 64 +9 73
  5 Rotherham United 46 21 10 15 55 52 +3 73
  6 Aldershot Town 46 20 12 14 69 56 +13 72
P 7 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 20 12 14 69 58 +11 72
  8 Chesterfield 46 21 7 18 61 62 −1 70
  9 Bury 46 19 12 15 54 59 −5 69
  10 Port Vale 46 17 17 12 61 50 +11 68
  11 Northampton Town 46 18 13 15 62 53 +9 67
  12 Shrewsbury Town 46 17 12 17 55 54 +1 63
  13 Burton Albion 46 17 11 18 71 70 +1 62
  14 Bradford City 46 16 14 16 59 62 −3 62
  15 Accrington Stanley 46 18 7 21 62 74 −12 61
  16 Hereford United 46 17 8 21 54 65 −11 59
  17 Torquay United 46 14 15 17 64 55 +9 57
  18 Crewe Alexandra 46 15 10 21 68 73 −5 55
  19 Macclesfield Town 46 12 18 16 49 58 −9 54
  20 Lincoln City 46 13 11 22 42 65 −23 50
  21 Barnet 46 12 12 22 47 63 −16 48
  22 Cheltenham Town 46 10 18 18 54 71 −17 48
R 23 Grimsby Town 46 9 17 20 45 72 −27 44
R 24 Darlington 46 8 6 32 33 87 −54 30

Coaching staff[edit]

Role Nationality Name
First-Team Manager England Mike Newell (sacked 18 October 2009)
First-Team Manager England Neil Woods (hired 23 November 2009)
First-Team Assistant Manager England Brian Stein (left 30 November 2009)
First-Team Assistant Manager England Chris Casper (hired 1 December 2009)
Reserve-Team Manager England Brian Stein (left 30 November 2009)
Reserve-Team Manager England Chris Casper (hired 1 December 2009)
Youth Team Manager England Neil Woods (promoted to first team manager 23 November 2009)
Chief Scout England Brian Stein (left 30 November 2009)
Goalkeeping Coach England Steve Croudson
Physiotherapist England Dave Moore
Community Sport Coach England Gary Childs
Community Sport Coach England Graham Rodger

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total League Two League Cup Football League Trophy FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Republic of Ireland GK Nick Colgan 38 0 34 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
2 Scotland DF Robbie Stockdale 9 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 England DF Joe Widdowson 39 0 37 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
4 England DF Ryan Bennett 16 0 13 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
4 England MF Dean Sinclair 15 3 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 England DF Matthew Heywood 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Scotland MF Peter Sweeney 40 6 37 4 1 0 2 2 0 0
7 England MF Adrian Forbes 15 1 13 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
8 England FW Nathan Jarman 8 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9 England FW Adam Proudlock 29 2 27 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
10 Republic of Ireland MF Barry Conlon 19 5 16 5 1 0 1 0 1 0
11 England MF Danny Boshell 9 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
12 England DF Jamie Clarke 16 0 13 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
12 England DF Jude Stirling 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 England MF Nick Hegarty 10 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 England MF Peter Bore 42 0 40 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
15 England DF Matthew Bird 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 England DF Paul Linwood 29 1 28 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
17 England MF Grant Normington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Wales FW Chris Jones 8 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 England MF Michael Leary 32 0 28 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
20 England GK Josh Lillis 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Jordan MF Jammal Shahin 7 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
21 England GK Tommy Forecast 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 France MF Arnaud Mendy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 England FW Michael Coulson 28 5 28 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 England DF Mark Gray 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 England DF Oliver Lancashire 25 1 24 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
23 England FW Wes Fletcher 6 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Northern Ireland FW Josh Magennis 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Republic of Ireland DF Damien McCrory 10 0 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
24 Republic of Ireland MF Jamie Devitt 14 5 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England DF Rob Atkinson 39 2 35 2 1 0 2 0 1 0
26 France FW Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro 39 5 35 5 1 0 2 0 1 0
27 England FW Danny North 20 1 17 1 1 0 1 0 1 0
28 England MF Josh Fuller 7 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
29 England DF Bradley Wood 11 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
30 England FW Nathan Dixon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 England MF Harry Deane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 England MF Nicky Featherstone 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 England MF Mark Hudson 15 2 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England FW Ben Wright 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 England FW Ashley Chambers 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 England FW Paris Cowan-Hall 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 England GK Leigh Overton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 England FW Tommy Wright 14 1 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 Scotland MF Lee Peacock 16 2 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
38 England GK Mark Oxley 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
# England GK Ed Eley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
# England MF Drew Rhoades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
# England MF Jamie Steel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Loaned out player stats[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total League League Cup Football League Trophy FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
4 England DF Ryan Bennett (on loan at Peterborough United) 10 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Republic of Ireland FW Barry Conlon (on loan at Chesterfield) 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 England DF Matthew Bird (on loan at Frickley Athletic) 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 England MF Grant Normington (on loan at Frickley Athletic) 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Wales FW Chris Jones (on loan at Neath) 2 4 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
-- England GK Ed Eley (on loan at Ilkeston Towm) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
-- England GK Ed Eley (on loan at Mansfield Town) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Most frequent starting line-up[edit]

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Republic of IrelandColgan
<EnglandBore
EnglandLancashire
EnglandAtkinson
EnglandWiddowson
Republic of IrelandDevitt
EnglandLeary
ScotlandSweeney
EnglandCoulson
EnglandProudlock
FranceAkpa Akpro

Most frequent starting line-up uses the team's most used formation: 4–4–2. The players used are those who have played the most games in each respective position, not necessarily who have played most games out of all the players.

Scorers[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Pre-Season[edit]

# Position Player Previous club Age Fee
01 GK Republic of Ireland Nick Colgan England Sunderland 35 Free Transfer
03 DF England Joe Widdowson England West Ham United 19 Free Transfer
06 MF Scotland Peter Sweeney England Leeds United 24 Free Transfer
07 MF England Adrian Forbes England Millwall 30 Free Transfer
10 FW Republic of Ireland Barry Conlon England Bradford City 30 Signed as Free Agent
18 FW Wales Chris Jones WalesSwansea City 19 Signed as Free Agent
16 DF England Paul Linwood England Chester City 25 Free Transfer
19 MF England Michael Leary England Barnet 26 Signed as Free Agent
GK England Ed Eley England Grimsby Town Youth Academy 18 Pro Contract
MF England Drew Rhoades EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 18 Pro Contract
MF England Jamie Steel EnglandGrimsby Town Youth Academy 18 Pro Contract

Mid Season[edit]

# Position Player From Age Fee
04 MF England Dean Sinclair England Charlton Athletic 25 Loan
12 DF England Jude Stirling England MK Dons 27 Loan
20 GK England Josh Lillis England Scunthorpe United 22 Loan
20 MF Jordan Jammal Shahin England Armthorpe Welfare 20 Signed
21 GK England Tommy Forecast England Southampton 22 Loan
21 MF France Arnaud Mendy England Derby County 19 Loan
21 FW England Michael Coulson England Barnsley 21 Loan
22 DF England Mark Gray England Grimsby Town Youth Academy 17 Pro Contract
23 DF England Oliver Lancashire England Southampton 20 Loan
23 DF England Oliver Lancashire England Southampton 20 Loan
23 FW England Wes Fletcher England Burnley 18 Loan
24 FW Northern Ireland Josh Magennis Wales Cardiff City 19 Loan
24 DF Republic of Ireland Damien McCrory England Plymouth Argyle 19 Loan
24 MF Republic of Ireland Jamie Devitt England Hull City 19 Loan
30 FW England Nathan Dixon England Grimsby Town Youth Academy 17 Pro Contract
30 MF England Harry Deane England Grimsby Town Youth Academy 17 Pro Contract
31 MF England Nicky Featherstone England Hull City 21 Loan
31 MF England Nicky Featherstone England Hull City 21 Loan
32 MF England Mark Hudson England Gainsborough Trinity 29 Free Transfer
33 FW England Ben Wright England Peterborough United 21 Loan
33 FW England Ashley Chambers England Leicester City 19 Loan
34 FW England Paris Cowan-Hall England Portsmouth 19 Loan
34 FW England Paris Cowan-Hall England Portsmouth 19 Loan
36 FW England Tommy Wright Scotland Aberdeen 25 Free Transfer
37 MF Scotland Lee Peacock England Swindon Town 33 Free Transfer
38 GK England Mark Oxley England Hull City 19 Loan

Out[edit]

Pre-Season[edit]

# Position Player New Club Age Fee
03 DF England Tom Newey EnglandBury 26 Released
07 MF England Peter Till EnglandWalsall 23 Released
08 MF England Paul Bolland EnglandMacclesfield Town 29 Free Transfer
10 MF Wales Chris Llewellyn WalesNeath Athletic 28 Free Transfer
14 MF England James Hunt EnglandGainsborough Trinity 32 Released
20 FW England Andy Taylor EnglandBrigg Town 20 Released
27 MF France Mickael Buscher 22 Released
34 GK England Jonathan Lund EnglandBurnley 22 Released

Mid Season[edit]

# Position Player From Age Fee
04 DF England Ryan Bennett England Peterborough United 19 Loan
04 DF England Ryan Bennett England Peterborough United 19 £500,000
05 DF England Matthew Heywood 30 Released
10 FW Republic of Ireland Barry Conlon England Chesterfield 31 Loan
10 FW Republic of Ireland Barry Conlon England Chesterfield 31 Free Transfer
11 MF England Danny Boshell England Chesterfield 28 Free Transfer
12 DF England Jamie Clarke England York City 27 Free Transfer
15 DF England Matthew Bird England Frickley Athletic 19 Loan
17 MF England Grant Normington England Frickley Athletic 19 Loan
17 MF England Grant Normington EnglandFrickley Athletic 19 Released
18 FW Wales Chris Jones Wales Neath Athletic 20 Loan
27 FW England Danny North England Alfreton Town 22 Released
GK England Ed Eley England Ilkeston Town 18 Loan
GK England Ed Eley England Mansfield Town 18 Loan
GK England Ed Eley England Mansfield Town 18 Loan
GK England Ed Eley England Eastwood Town 18 Free Transfer
MF England Jamie Steel England Grimsby Borough 18 Released

Trialists[edit]

Manager Mike Newell took two of the trialists Nathan Arnold, Chris Jones in his 23-man squad to the 2009 South West Challenge Cup and defender Sol Davis joined up with the squad mini way through the 2009 South West Challenge Cup and was given 45 minutes to impress. Before the 2009 South West Challenge Cup Mike Newell had a number of strikers on trial, but none of them were offered a contract. Although not scoring Chris Jones impressed enough to be offered a contract by the club and which was later accepted.

Pre-Season[edit]

# Nat. Pos. Name From Age Apps Goals Result
# England MF Nathan Arnold EnglandMansfield Town 22 4 2 Contract Offered but Declined
# Republic of Ireland FW Graham Barrett ScotlandSt. Johnstone 27 0 0 No Contract Offered
# England DF Sol Davis EnglandLuton Town 29 1 0 No Contract Offered
# Wales FW Chris Jones WalesSwansea City 19 3 0 Contract Offered & Accepted
# England DF Louis Lavers EnglandWatford 18 2 0 No Contract Offered
# Northern Ireland FW Andy Smith Northern IrelandPortadown 28 0 0 No Contract Offered
# Italy GK Kevin Strukelj AustraliaSydney United 24 0 0 No Contract Offered

Mid-Season[edit]

# Nat. Pos. Name From Age Apps Goals Result
# England MF Chris Arthur EnglandQueens Park Rangers 19 1 1 No contract offered
# Colombia FW Steve Lozano-Calderon EnglandCharlton Athletic 1 1 No contract offered
# England DF Chris Ramsey EnglandManchester City 2 0 No contract offered
# England DF Darren Williams ScotlandDundee 32 1 0 No contract offered
# England MF Ryan Crowther EnglandLiverpool 21 1 0 No contract offered
# England MF Ben Osman EnglandExeter City 19 1 0 No contract offered
# England MF Mark Hudson EnglandGainsborough Trinity 29 1 0 Contract Offered & Accepted
# England FW Sean Evans EnglandStourbridge N/A 1 0 No contract offered
# Republic of Ireland MF James Cronesberry EnglandMiddlesbrough 19 1 0 No contract offered
# Scotland MF Tam McManus Northern IrelandDerry City 28 2 0 No contract offered
# Scotland FW Ross Campbell SwedenOstersunds FK 22 0 0 No contract offered
# England MF Mark Doninger EnglandBlyth Spartans 19 1 0 No contract offered
# England DF Curtley Williams EnglandIpswich Town 19 1 0 No contract offered
# England MF Ryan Smith EnglandCrystal Palace 23 1 0 No contract offered
# Netherlands Antilles DF Timothy Cathalina NetherlandsFC Emmen 25 1 0 No contract offered

References[edit]