Danny Crow

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Danny Crow
Danny Crow.jpg
Crow in 2009
Personal information
Full name Daniel Stephen Crow
Date of birth (1986-01-26) 26 January 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Great Yarmouth, England
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Newport County
Number 28
Youth career
1994–2004 Norwich City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Norwich City 4 (0)
2005 Northampton Town (loan) 10 (2)
2005–2008 Peterborough United 77 (23)
2007 Notts County (loan) 1 (0)
2008 Notts County (loan) 13 (2)
2008–2010 Cambridge United 61 (22)
2010–2012 Luton Town 57 (16)
2012– Newport County 54 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:26, 22 Oct 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Daniel Stephen "Danny" Crow (born 26 January 1986 in Great Yarmouth) is an English footballer. A striker, he currently plays for Newport County.

Career[edit]

Crow made his senior debut as a substitute for Norwich City in a Premier League match against Middlesbrough on 28 December 2004. He was loaned to Northampton Town towards the end of the 2004–05 season, where he scored two goals in ten games, and released by Norwich that summer.

Crow playing for Cambridge United in 2008

He signed for League Two side Peterborough United at the start of the 2005–06 season, becoming the club's top goalscorer with 17 goals. The next season was less successful, with Crow scoring 10 goals in 42 games. During the campaign, Crow featured on the Sky One documentary "Big Ron Manager", and was criticised for his poor attitude and for being overweight.[1]

On 9 October 2007 he signed an initial one-month loan deal at Notts County.[2] However, during his first game for "The Magpies" he suffered a broken fifth metatarsal, and was sent back to Peterborough.[3] He rejoined Notts County in February 2008, scoring against Chester City in his first game back at the club.[4] He went on to make twelve further appearances, scoring once more, as Notts County avoided relegation from The Football League.

After being told by then-Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson that he was "surplus to requirements", Crow had his contract terminated by mutual consent on 1 September 2008.[5][6] Ten days later, Crow agreed to join "Posh"'s local rivals Cambridge United on a free transfer move that took him to the Abbey Stadium on a contract until May 2010.

His first season at Cambridge proved to be ultimately unsuccessful, scoring only 3 goals as the club lost in the play-off final at Wembley Stadium. The next season saw Crow flourish under new manager Martin Ling, even through Cambridge finished in mid-table. Crow was named Cambridge United player of the year for the 2009–10 season, having finished the campaign as top scorer with 19 goals. The decision was made via an online vote on the club's official website, where he gained 85.3% of the votes.[7]

On 21 May 2010, with his Cambridge contract having expired, Crow signed for Luton Town, joining up with former "U"'s teammate Dan Gleeson.[8] Crow scored his first goal for the club on 28 September 2010 against Mansfield Town, despite missing a penalty earlier in the game. He then went onto score four goals in four days in mid-October; two against Eastbourne Borough and two more against Forest Green Rovers. Two further goals later in the month against St Albans City in the FA Cup and Bath City in the league led to Crow being named Conference Premier Player of the Month for October.[9]

After two injury-interrupted seasons, playing in 68 games and scoring 17 goals, Crow was released by Luton in May 2012 after his contract expired.[10][11][12]

In June 2012 Crow signed for Newport County, signing a one year contract.[13] In the 2012–13 season he was part of the Newport team that finished third in the league, reaching the Conference Premier play-offs. Newport County won the playoff final versus Wrexham at Wembley Stadium 2–0 to return to the Football League after a 25-year absence with promotion to Football League Two.[14] Crow scored the first two goals in the League Cup 1st round at Brighton on 06 August 2013 in Newport's 3–1 win.

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Danny Crow – On The Spot". Cambridge United F.C. 2009-11-10. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Notts County sign Crow from Posh". BBC Sport. 2007-10-09. Retrieved 2007-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Crow breaks foot in Magpies loss". BBC Sport. 2007-10-14. Retrieved 2007-10-16. 
  4. ^ "Chester City 0–1 Notts County". BBC Sport. 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  5. ^ "Crow unhappy with Posh rejection". BBC Sport. 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  6. ^ "Posh let Crow go by mutual consent". TeamTalk. 2008-09-01. Archived from the original on 2008-09-18. 
  7. ^ "Player of the Season Awards". Cambridge United F.C. 2010-04-19. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. 
  8. ^ "Luton Town sign Danny Crow and Kevin Pilkington". BBC Sport. 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  9. ^ a b "Rushden & Diamonds boss Edinburgh wins manager award". BBC Sport. 2010-11-02. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  10. ^ "Trio to depart". Luton Town F.C. 2012-05-30. Archived from the original on 2012-06-02. 
  11. ^ "Danny Crow set for Luton Town injury lay-off". BBC Sport. 2011-04-04. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  12. ^ "Luton Town release Danny Crow, Dan Gleeson and Shane Blackett". BBC Sport. 2012-05-30. 
  13. ^ Crow joins Newport County
  14. ^ Hughes, Dewi (5 May 2013). "Wrexham 0–2 Newport". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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