Andy Drury

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Andy Drury
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Drury playing for Stevenage Borough in the 2009 FA Trophy Final
Personal information
Full name Andrew Mark Drury[1]
Date of birth (1983-11-28) 28 November 1983 (age 30)[2]
Place of birth Sittingbourne, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[3]
Playing position Winger
Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Luton Town
Number -
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Sittingbourne 98 (26)
2003–2006 Gravesend & Northfleet 101 (19)
2006–2008 Lewes 72 (16)
2008–2010 Stevenage Borough 57 (7)
2010–2011 Luton Town 23 (6)
2011–2013 Ipswich Town 62 (2)
2011 Crawley Town (loan) 13 (3)
2013–2014 Crawley Town 41 (5)
2014– Luton Town 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:30 30 June 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew Mark "Andy" Drury (born 28 November 1983) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Luton Town in his second spell with the club. He has previously played for Ipswich Town, Crawley Town, Stevenage, Gravesend & Northfleet and Sittingbourne.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He started his club career as a youngster at Sittingbourne, making 107 appearances before moving onto Gravesend and Northfleet (now Ebbsfleet United).[4] He then went onto play for Lewes and Stevenage before making a short move to Luton Town.[5] His performance in Luton's 2–2 FA Cup draw with Charlton Athletic, in which he scored two goals, brought him to the attention of clubs higher up the football pyramid, including Ipswich Town.[6]

Ipswich Town[edit]

On 31 January 2011, Drury signed for Ipswich Town in a £150,000 move, signing a two-and-a-half year deal.[7] He made his league debut coming on as a 63rd minute substitute, replacing Lee Martin in a 6–0 away win against Doncaster Rovers.[8] He made his home debut the following weekend against Hull City, his first start for the club.[9] After the game, Drury said:

Crawley Town[edit]

Drury joined Crawley Town as a 93-day emergency loanee on 15 September 2011 and was allocated squad number 27.[11] He scored on his debut for the club two days later in a 3–1 victory over Bradford City.[12] He returned to Ipswich when his loan spell expired, and was immediately selected for the New Year match against Nottingham Forest.

Crawley Town boss Steve Evans said after the loan, "The reality is despite how much I wanted him, the clubs could not agree on a transfer fee. I also think maybe his wages could have been a problem because it should not be forgotten they were heavily subsidised by Ipswich when he was on loan with us."[13]

On 17 June 2013, Drury signed a new two-year contract with Crawley after being released by Ipswich Town[14]

Luton Town (second spell)[edit]

Drury rejoined Luton Town for a £100,000 fee on 30 June 2014 after two previous bids had been rebuffed by Crawley. He made his debut on the opening game of the season starting in a 1-0 win away to Carlisle.[15]

Honours[edit]

Lewes

Stevenage Borough

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 79. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Andy Drury". Ipswich Town F.C. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Drury – ESPN". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Wonder goal puts former Brickies ace Andy Drury in the spotlight". This Is Kent. Canterbury Times. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Luton Town sign Stevenage winger Andy Drury". BBC Sport. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Charlton 2-2 Luton". BBC Sport. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ipswich Town swoop for Luton Town winger Andy Drury". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Doncaster 0–6 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 15 February 2011. Archived from the original on 17 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ipswich 1–1 Hull". BBC Sport. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Andy Drury excited by step up to Championship". BBC Sport. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2011. 
  11. ^ "Ipswich midfielder Andy Drury joins Crawley on loan". BBC Sport. 15 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  12. ^ "Crawley Town 3–1 Bradford". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  13. ^ "Crawley give up on Drury". Luton Today. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "LOOK WHO'S BACK!". Crawley Town F.C. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Official: Andy Drury signs for Luton Town". Luton Town F.C. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 

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