Andy Crosby

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Andy Crosby
Personal information
Full name Andrew Keith Crosby
Date of birth (1973-03-03) 3 March 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Reading (assistant manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Leeds United 0 (0)
1991–1993 Doncaster Rovers 51 (0)
1993–1998 Darlington 181 (3)
1998–1999 Chester City 41 (4)
1999–2001 Brighton & Hove Albion 73 (5)
2001–2004 Oxford United 111 (12)
2004–2010 Scunthorpe United 167 (16)
Total 624 (40)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:03, 13 September 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew Keith "Andy" Crosby (born 3 March 1973) is an English assistant manager who played as a defender. He joined Reading in March 2013 as Nigel Adkins' assistant manager, having previously worked under him at Southampton and Scunthorpe United.

Career[edit]

Crosby was born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. He began his football career as a trainee with Leeds United but was released to Doncaster Rovers after failing to break through. During his time at Leeds United, Andy made a name for himself as being a typical industrious English defender.[citation needed] He wasn't there long and attracted the attention of Darlington, where he spent five years, making 215 appearances in all competitions and scoring five goals. He wasn't going to last there and soon his performances dropped.[citation needed] He joined Chester City and in a bid to restore his reputation,[citation needed] Crosby scored five times in 80 appearances before moving onto Brighton & Hove Albion for a fee of £10,000. During his four-year stay, Crosby helped Brighton up into Division One but was released as part of a wage budget rearrangement.[citation needed] He then joined Oxford United where he played more than 100 league games before moving on to Scunthorpe United in 2004.

Crosby became Assistant Manager at Glanford Park but whilst ageing at 36 Crosby played some vital roles in the 2008–09 season including scoring a penalty in the Shootout against MK Dons in the League One play-off semi-finals and also put in an impeccable performance against Millwall in the following Final.

Crosby has been a regular first choice penalty taker throughout his career, only once missing from the spot in a first team match but scored that from the rebound.

On 12 September 2010, Crosby joined Southampton as assistant manager under his former manager Nigel Adkins.[1] He was dismissed, along with Adkins, on 18 January 2013.[2][3] On 26 March 2013 he rejoined Nigel Adkins as his assistant at Reading.[4]

Honours[edit]

Darlington
Scunthorpe United

Brighton and Hove Albion Football League Two-winners 2000–2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New First Team Manager Appointed". Southampton FC. 12 September 2010. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Winter, Henry (18 January 2013). "Nigel Adkins stabbed in the back by Southampton as Argentina Mauricio Pochettino steps in as manager". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Szczepanik, Nick (20 January 2013). "Saints fans protest with white hankies to greet Mauricio Pochettino". The Independent. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Nigel Adkins takes over as Reading manager". BBC. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 

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