Position: Left Midfield
DoB: 28th July 1980
Transfer Details: Followed older brother Gary on the route from
Swindon to Meadow Park, having been released by the Division 1
outfit. Signed for Gloucester in May 1998.
City Debut: vs. Weymouth (h) DMLPD, 8th September '98, Drew 0-0,
1998/9: 21(2) Apps, 0 Goals
1999/0: 43(3) Apps, 1 Goal
2000/1: 20(3) Apps, 0 Goals
Totals: 84(8) Apps, 1 Goal
Previous Clubs: Swindon Town,
Gloucester City, Clevedon Town, Chippenham Town, Weston-s-Mare
Town (loan 04/5), Mangotsfield United, Melksham Town
Honours: City PoY 1999/2000,
Somerset Snr. Cup 00/1, DML Western R-up 01/2, Wiltshire Premier Shield 03/4.
Constantly improving over the last season, 'Bungle' was a hard working
scampering figure either down the left flank or later all over the pitch in his
midfield role. Has a tendency to allow his efforts
to get distracted into contests with opponents, but improved his
temperament and learnt to keep his mouth shut on at least the odd occasion. At
his best chasing back with last ditch tackles, and was the man scraping the
ball off the City goal line countless times in 1999/00. His obvious commitment
to the cause in City's relegation season saw him take the supporter's player of
the year award.
Bungle looked a
little world weary after the trials of last season on and off the pitch and
despite the extra responsibility of the captain's armband his eventual departure
was not a huge surprise. The latest financial problems proved the final straw
and the opportunity to again play in a higher division proved too much
temptation. The only surprise may be that given past interest from Crewe,
Nuneaton and Worcester his eventual transfer was to Clevedon.
Originally joined City in May 1998 to follow his older
brother Gary on the well worn track between the County Ground and
Meadow Park. Was released by Swindon boss Steve McMahon at the
end of his YTS training period, a decision many at the Division 1
side felt was a mistake at the time. Took a while to settle into
the more physical aspect of DML football and being considerably
smaller and slighter than his brother, Bungle had to bide his
time in the reserves. When Hughes took over as manager Wayne got his chance and made himself the first choice left back with committed scrapping
performances. Also proved himself capable of telling contributions in attack, although his chances to get forward
were limited by the added pressure on the defence.