Glyn Garner

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Glyn Garner
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Personal information
Full name Glyn Garner
Date of birth (1976-12-09) 9 December 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Pontypool, Wales
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cirencester Town
(on loan from Merthyr Town)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Cwmbran Town 2 (0)
1999–2000 Llanelli 28 (0)
2000–2005 Bury 126 (0)
2005–2007 Leyton Orient 86 (0)
2007–2010 Shrewsbury Town 45 (0)
2010 Grays Athletic 12 (0)
2010–2011 Newport County 9 (0)
2011–2013 Bath City 57 (0)
2013–2016 Cirencester Town 128[1] (0)
2016– Merthyr Town
2017– Cirencester Town (loan) 10 (0)
National team
2006 Wales 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:34, 28 March 2017 (UTC).

Glyn Garner (born 9 December 1976) is a Welsh international footballer who plays for Cirencester Town on loan from Merthyr Town as a goalkeeper.[2]

Club career[edit]

Born in Pontypool, Garner started his career at Cwmbran Town before moving to Llanelli.[3]

In 2000, he joined Bury for £5000,[4] where he played over 140 games over five seasons. He turned down a new contract with Bury and joined east London side Leyton Orient in May 2005 on a two-year contract.[5][6] Manager Martin Ling described him as "a big, commanding goalkeeper who is widely rated as one of the best in the lower divisions."[6] He went on to make nearly 100 appearances for Orient.

In May 2007, Garner turned down an extended contract at Leyton Orient to join League Two side Shrewsbury Town as their first choice goalkeeper.[7][8] However, injuries led to Garner falling down the pecking order and having not played for the first team since November 2008, he left the club in January 2010 after reaching a financial agreement over the rest of his contract.[9] He joined Grays Athletic in February 2010 on a free transfer.[10] Garner was released at the end of the 2009–10 season, and subsequently joined Newport County on 15 July 2010.[11] In May 2011 he signed for Bath City. After making a total of 57 league appearances Garner left Bath in January 2013.

He then signed for Southern League South & West Division side Cirencester Town. He made his debut for the club on 12 January 2013 in a 2–2 draw against Cinderford Town.[12] After ending the 2012–13 season with Cirencester he agreed to remain at the club for the 2013–14 campaign. He left Cirencester Town in January 2016 after 151 appearances (including 51 clean sheets) citing the travel involved as his reason. His final game was a 3 nil victory against Stratford Town.[13] He helped the club to promotion as Southern League South & West Division champions and in May 2014 was named Supporters Player of the Year at the Gloucestershire club.[14]

In January 2016, Garner left Cirencester to sign for Merthyr Town.[15]

International career[edit]

Garner has been selected for the Wales national football team squad on two occasions and won an international cap against Trinidad and Tobago in May 2006.[16][17]

Personal life[edit]

Garner holds a BA Honours in Sports and Leisure Management, having graduated from Swansea Metropolitan University in 1999.[18] He was brought up in Pontypool's neighbouring town of Cwmbran. Garner's idol is Neville Southall and he supports Everton because of this.[19] His move to Newport County in 2010 was also a personal one for Garner, having attended County matches as a supporter at Somerton Park in his early years.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aylesburyunitedfc.co.uk/players/glyn-garner
  2. ^ PAIR OF MARTYRS LOANED TO CIRENCESTER‚ nonleague.pitchero.com, 14 January 2017
  3. ^ "Welsh Premier career details for Glyn Garner". welsh-premier.com. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Summer signings: Comprehensive list of Football Transfers". BCC Sport. 12 August 2000. Retrieved 21 February 2010. July 1: Glyn Garner [Llanelli – Bury] Free 
  5. ^ "Orient sign Shakers keeper Garner". BBC Sport. 20 May 2005. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  6. ^ a b Buckingham, Mark (20 May 2005). "Keeper heads to Orient". Sky Sports. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  7. ^ Davies, Ross (31 May 2007). "Now give Morris his chance to shine: Garner". East London and West Essex Guardian. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Keeper Glyn garners a move to Shrews". South Wales Echo. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 21 February 2010. Welsh international goalkeeper Glyn Garner has completed a switch from Leyton Orient to Shrewsbury...  (Registration required)
  9. ^ "Shrews part with Garner". Sky Sports. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Grays Athletic sign Garner, Lechmere and Retkoceri". BBC Sport. 20 February 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Former Wales keeper on way to Spytty". South Wales Argus. 15 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Honours even as Cirencester Town draw with Cinderford Town". thisisgloucestershire. 13 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ex-Wales keeper Garner is 'great character'". thisisgloucestershire. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "Cirencester Town fans make their point to popular keeper Glyn Garner". Wilts & Glos Standard. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  15. ^ http://nonleague.pitchero.com/news/ex-wales-keeper-joins-martyrs-44643/
  16. ^ "Garner delight at Wales summons". BBC Sport. 16 February 2006. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  17. ^ "Wales 2–1 Trinidad & Tobago". BBC Sport. 27 May 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  18. ^ "Goalkeeper Glyn Garner recalls Swansea student days". News Wales. 26 January 2006. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  19. ^ "Glyn Garner Q&A". STFC. 20 September 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2008. 
  20. ^ "Born to be an Exile – Garner ready for County challenge". South Wales Argus. 22 July 2010. 

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