Andy Cook (footballer, born 1969)
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|Full name||Andrew Charles Cook|
|Date of birth||10 August 1969|
|Place of birth||Romsey, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|1997||→ Portsmouth (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
After playing for Halterworth and Mountbatten school teams, Cook gained representative honours for Eastleigh and Winchester Schools, and Hampshire Schools, before signing as a trainee at Southampton in 1985. He signed full professional terms in July 1987, and made his full first-team debut at home to Manchester United on 15 August that year.
Having only played 22 first-team games in all competitions, and scoring one goal, and failing to settle into a regular first-team slot at either left-back or left-midfield, Cook signed for Exeter City (then managed by former Southampton player Alan Ball) in September 1991 for a fee of about £50,000.
Career as physiopherapist
He retired at the end of the 2005–06 season, becoming Salisbury's Football in the Community Officer. He then became manager of the club's reserve team before becoming part of City's physio staff.
In Summer 2008, he left Salisbury to become Woking's physio and also registering as a player. Following the departure of Kim Grant as manager, he was briefly joint caretaker boss of Woking with Phil Gilchrist.
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- Youlton, Clive (17 June 2008). "El-Kholti is first signing". www.getsurrey.co.uk. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
- "Gilchrist handed reins at Woking". BBC Sport. 5 September 2008. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
- Andy Cook Physiotherapist