Terry Fleming

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Terry Fleming
Personal information
Full name Terence Maurice Fleming
Date of birth (1973-01-05) 5 January 1973 (age 42)
Place of birth Marston Green, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1989-1990 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Coventry City 13 (0)
1993–1994 Northampton Town 31 (1)
1994–1995 Preston North End 32 (2)
1995–2000 Lincoln City 183 (8)
2000–2001 Plymouth Argyle 17 (0)
2001–2004 Cambridge United 105 (4)
2004–2005 Grimsby Town 43 (2)
2005–2006 Kidderminster Harriers 38 (2)
2006–2007 Moor Green
2007 Halesowen Town
2007–2008 Grantham Town
2008–2013 Lincoln United
2013–2015 Sleaford Town
Teams managed
2011–2013 Lincoln United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 December 2007.
† Appearances (Goals).

Terence "Terry" Fleming (born 5 January 1973) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder, most recently for Sleaford Town.

During Fleming's professional career he notably played for Lincoln City and Cambridge United having also had spells with Coventry City, Northampton Town, Preston North End, Plymouth Argyle, Grimsby Town and Kidderminster Harriers before going to play for Non-League side's Moor Green, Halesowen Town and Grantham Town. In 2008 he joined Lincoln United and went on to manage the club from 2011 and 2013.

Playing career[edit]

Originally Fleming was a trainee with Coventry City before moving on to play for both Northampton Town and Preston North End. Though it was in his spell for Lincoln City that he really took off. Fleming was ever present in the centre of midfield and featured heavily in the clubs promotion season in 1997/1998.

In the summer of 2000, The Imps lost Fleming to Plymouth Argyle with fellow central midfielder John Finnigan also departing that season. Fleming then spent four impressive seasons with Cambridge United where he was heralded a cult hero by the supporters for his impressive performances. With the club cash strapped[citation needed] though Fleming left United at the end of the 2003/2004 season and joined Grimsby Town on a free transfer.

At Grimsby Town, he formed a midfield partnership with fellow veteran Stacy Coldicott as Grimsby struggled and under performed in the 2004-2005 season. His performances were not good enough to earn himself a new deal with Grimsby, and both himself and Coldicott were released at the end of the season.

His next port of call was to sign for Kidderminster Harriers who had just been relegated out of the football league, after an average season, Fleming was released again and moved onto play for Moor Green (now known as Solihull Moors). Halesowen Town signed Fleming in 2007, along with two other former Football League players in the form of Stephen Cooke (who also played in the Premier League for Aston Villa) and Duane Darby.[1] After he was released by the Yeltz, Fleming had a spell at Grantham Town.

Terry was named as Grantham Town's Captain for the 2008-2009 season, impressing Gingerbreads manager John Wilkinson with his professionalism and experience. However, following Wilkinson's departure from the club Fleming moved on to join Lincoln United. Fleming made his debut for the club in the abandoned game with Sheffield on 29 November 2008[2] with his official debut following in the 3-2 home victory over Stocksbridge Park Steels on 2 December 2008.

Management career[edit]

In 2011 he was appointed manager of Lincoln United as well as continuing with his playing career. On 10 April 2013 Fleming was dismissed as United's manager.[3] He joined Sleaford Town in a playing capacity, debuting in the club's 1-1 United Counties League draw at Yaxley on 27 April 2013.[4] In June 2013 he was appointed player/assistant manager to Kris Jones at Sleaford Town with his one-time Lincoln City teammate Gavin Gordon as first team coach.[5] In August 2014, he was appointed Interim Manager of the club following the injuries sustained by the club's manager Kris Jones in a car crash.[6] He departed the club following a 0-0 draw at Deeping Rangers on 10 March 2015, a game which saw him sent-off for dissent.[7] However, the red card had no bearing on the club's Board's decision to remove him from his role as Interim Manager, with Chairman Brian Rowland stating that it was a footballing decision based upon Sleaford's urgent need to acquire points in a battle against relegation.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/index.php?newsmode=FULL&nid=44028
  2. ^ "Sheffield game abandoned". Lincoln United F.C. Official Website. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-28. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/lincolnunited/news/united-part-company-with-manag-918935.html
  4. ^ "Town safe with point at Yaxley". Sleaford Standard. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Former professionals join management team". Sleaford Town F.C. Official Website. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "'Critical' Sleaford Town manager Kris Jones in people's prayers following car crash". Sleaford Target. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Brian Rowland back in charge of Sleaford Town after departure of Terry Fleming". Sleaford Target. 14 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Chairman returns to the helm at Sleaford Town". Sleaford Target. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 

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