Adam Lockwood

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Adam Lockwood
Personal information
Full name Adam Brian Lockwood[1]
Date of birth (1981-10-26) 26 October 1981 (age 36)[2]
Place of birth Wakefield, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Number 22
Youth career
1997–1998 Leeds United
1998–1999 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Reading 0 (0)
2000 Maidenhead United (loan)
2001 Forest Green Rovers (loan) 10 (1)
2001 Yeovil Town (loan) 6 (0)
2001–2006 Yeovil Town 137 (7)
2005–2006 Torquay United (loan) 9 (3)
2006–2012 Doncaster Rovers 151 (8)
2012–2013 Bury 18 (1)
2013–2014 Guiseley 6 (0)
2014–2015 Oldham Athletic 31 (2)
2015–2017 Guiseley 28 (0)
Teams managed
2016 Guiseley (caretaker)
2016–2017 Guiseley
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:01, 31 August 2017 (UTC).

Adam Brian Lockwood (born 26 October 1981) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender.


Lockwood began his career as a trainee with Reading,[3] after being released as a youth player by Leeds United. He turned professional in August 1999, but failed to break into the Reading first team and in 2000 joined Maidenhead United to gain first team experience. In February 2001 he joined Forest Green Rovers on loan until the end of the season. He appeared in the 2001 FA Trophy final for Forest Green but was on the losing side in a 1–0 defeat.[4] In September 2001 he joined Yeovil Town on loan,[5] a month later making the move permanent on a free transfer.

He was a member of the side that won the FA Trophy in May 2002,[6] having been a runner up the year before with Forest Green,[7] and helped Yeovil to the Conference and League Two titles. He struggled with injuries in the 2004–05 season, but signed a new one-year contract in August 2005.[8] However, he struggled to re-establish himself and in November 2005, joined West Country rivals Torquay United on loan,[9] returning to Yeovil in January 2006.

He moved to Doncaster Rovers in July 2006.[10][11] The main reason for leaving Yeovil was cited as being because he wished to move back up North[citation needed]. Lockwood committed his future to the club by signing a 2-year extension to his contract at Rovers in the summer of 2010. On 18 May 2012, Doncaster Rovers confirmed that Lockwood would be released at the end of his contract having made 180 appearances scoring 8 goals.[12]

On 4 July 2012, Lockwood signed for League One side Bury following his release from Doncaster.[13] He made his home debut for Bury on 18 August 2012, in a 1–1 draw against Brentford. He scored his first goal for the club on 10 November 2012, in a 2–0 win at home against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.[citation needed]

On 25 September 2013, Lockwood was released by Bury after the two parties mutually agreed to terminate his contract.[14]

The following month he joined Conference North side Guiseley. He made several appearances quickly becoming a favorite to the fans. After fantastic displays for The Lions he caught the attention of Oldham Athletic A.F.C. It was no surprise he had signed for a league club,[15]

Oldham Athletic[edit]

Lockwood joined Oldham Athletic on 3 January 2014 until the end of the 2013–14 season.[16] Lockwood made his debut for the club against Wolves on 28 January, coming on for the injured Genseric Kusunga in the 55th minute of the game.[17]

Lockwood scored his first goal for the club in a game against M.K. Dons[18]

Lockwood scored his second goal for the club in the last game of the season, against Notts County in a 1–1 draw, extending Oldham's unbeaten run to 10 games. Lockwood was also sent off in the game, thus meaning he would be suspended at the start of the 2014–15 season.[19]

The one – year option the club had on Lockwood's contract was exercised, extending his contract till the end of the 2014–15 season.[20]

Lockwood won the Spirit of Oldham award at the end of season player awards, this award being given to the player who had had the biggest impact at the club since their arrival at the club mid – season.[21]

Manager Johnson named Lockwood as club captain for the 2014–15 season.[22]


In June 2015 Lockwood joined newly promoted National League side Guiseley A.F.C from Oldham.[23] When Guiseley manager Mark Bower was sacked in 2016 with the club bottom of the National League, Lockwood was appointed manager in September 2016 with Dave Penney as assistant. He helped the club avoid relegation on the final day of the 2016–17 season, but was sacked on 30 August 2017 at a time when Guiseley were third-from-bottom in the table.[24]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 29 April 2017
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Guiseley 21 August 2016 30 August 2017 52 15 15 22 028.8 [25]
Total 52 15 15 22 028.8


  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 29. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ "Adam Lockwood". Reading F.C. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Canvey stun Forest to lift Trophy". BBC Sport. 13 May 2001. 
  5. ^ "Johnson signs two for Glovers". NonLeagueDaily. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Yeovil lift FA Trophy". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Canvey stun Forest to lift Trophy". BBC Sport. 13 May 2001. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Lockwood signs new Glovers' deal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lockwood leaves Glovers for Gulls". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Lockwood leaves Yeovil for Rovers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Adam Lockwood". Doncaster Rovers F.C. Archived from the original on 23 June 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Saunders confirms retained list". Doncaster Rovers F.C. 18 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Adam Lockwood, Marcus Marshall and Lateef Elford-Alliyu join Bury". BBC Sport. 4 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Lockwood leaves". Bury F.C. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Lockwood and Johnson now Lions". Guiseley A.F.C. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Oldham Athletic: Adam Lockwood joins until end of season". BBC Sport. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Oldham Athletic 0–3 Wolverhampton Wanderers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  18. ^ "MK Dons 2–1 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  19. ^ "Latics Draw With The Magpies". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  20. ^ "Lockwood: "I Feel Valued Here"". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "Player of the Season awards". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  22. ^ "Gaffer Announces Club Captain". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  23. ^ "Lockwood, Toulson and Rothery sign". Guiseley A.F.C. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  24. ^ Adam Lockwood: Guiseley sack manager after one year in charge BBC Sport, 30 August 2017
  25. ^ "Managers:Adam Lockwood". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 

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