Richard Logan (footballer, born 1969)

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Richard Logan
Personal information
Full name Richard Anthony Logan
Date of birth (1969-05-24) 24 May 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Barnsley, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Worsbrough Bridge Athletic
1989–1990 Belper Town
1990–1994 Gainsborough Trinity
1993–1996 Huddersfield Town 45 (1)
1995–1998 Plymouth Argyle 86 (12)
1998–2000 Scunthorpe United 80 (7)
2000–2003 Lincoln City[1] 17 (0)
2002–2003 Gainsborough Trinity (loan)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richard Logan (born 24 May 1969 in Barnsley) is an English retired professional footballer. He began his career as a midfielder before moving to centre half. He made 228 appearances in the Football League, scoring 20 times.

Early career[edit]

Logan began his career in non-league football with local side Worsbrough Bridge Athletic before moving first to Belper Town and then to Gainsborough Trinity whilst also working as a bricklayer, an occupation that would later earn him the nickname of 'Hod'.

He moved into the professional football ranks when Neil Warnock signed him for Huddersfield Town in November 1993. He quickly made an impact with Huddersfield and marked his first season by scoring Town's goal in the 1994 Football League Trophy Final at Wembley; they lost the final 3–1 on penalties to Swansea City.

In the summer of 1995, Warnock left for Plymouth Argyle and in the October returned to Huddersfield to secure the services of Logan for £20,000. Logan remained with Argyle until the summer of 1998 when he returned north to join Scunthorpe United. He remained with the Iron for two seasons before being released following Scunthorpe's relegation at the end of the 1999–2000 season.

Lincoln City[edit]

Following his release by Scunthorpe United, Logan agreed a three-year contract to join Lincoln City in July 2000.[2] He appeared in Lincoln's first five games of the 2000–01 season before sustaining an ankle injury in the 1–1 away draw with Hull City on 28 August 2000 which sidelined him for a month. Returning to fitness, Logan made a return as a substitute in the 2–0 home defeat to Mansfield Town on 30 September 2000 before suffering a prolapsed disc in his back. The injury required surgery and would keep Logan out of the first team picture for fourteen months.[3]

He returned to the substitutes' bench for the 2–1 home victory against Hull City on 10 November 2001 but a series of niggling injuries meant that it was not until the 2–1 away defeat to Oxford United on 16 February 2002 that he made a first-team appearance, his first for over 16 months.

He began the 2002–03 in Lincoln's first team before suffering a calf strain in the 0–0 draw at Torquay United on 28 September 2002. In a bid to regain fitness Logan was loaned to former club Gainsborough Trinity in November;[4] Trinity were then under the management of Phil Stant who had initially signed Logan for Lincoln.[5] Logan made his debut in the 2–1 home victory over Altrincham on 9 November 2001 and remained with the club for two months before, once again, suffering a prolapsed disc in his back which required surgery and sidelined him for the remainder of the season.[6] With his contract expiring at the end of June 2003, Logan agreed to a deal to terminate his contract two months early.[7]

As of 2009, Logan is a builder and is still living in his native Barnsley in Barugh Green.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Many sources, such as soccerbase, credit Logan with scoring Lincoln's goal in the 1–1 draw with Kidderminster Harriers on 10 August 2002. However, the club officially credited the goal to Simon Weaver, see ""The goal was mine" says Weaver". Lincoln City F.C. Official Web-site. 10 August 2002. Retrieved 19 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Logan becomes latest signing". Lincoln City F.C. Official Web-site. 5 July 2000. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Logan set for valuable run-out". Lincoln City F.C. Official Web-site. 7 November 2001. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Logan loaned to Trinity". Lincoln City F.C. Official Web-site. 8 November 2002. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Logan returns to Trinity". NonLeagueDaily.com. 11 November 2002. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  6. ^ "Cropper facing long lay off". Lincoln City F.C. Official Web-site. 13 February 2003. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Logan agrees to severance deal". Lincoln City F.C. Official Web-site. 2 May 2003. Retrieved 16 June 2008. 

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