Neil McCafferty

Neil McCafferty

Born 19 July 1984 (Age 20 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #205)

Total appearances 45

(39 League, 3 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 2 League Trophy)

Debut:

29 January 2005 (Away Rochdale)

Final game:

14 January 2006 (Home Wrexham)

Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, Neil began his career as a trainee with Charlton Athletic, but despite earning a contract at the end of his tenure in the youth team, failed to break into the first team. He went out on a months loan to Cambridge United in December 2003, extended by a further month returning to Charlton.

Neil arrived at Nene Park on 27 January 2005 on a one month loan deal, but this was extended to three months. At the end of the season, he was released by Charlton and signed a 2 year deal on 24 June 2005. Despite being a regular in the side during the opening five months, he suffered a torn groin muscle in what was to be his final game against against Wrexham and failed to regain his place in the side. He left by mutual consent on 31 March 2006.

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He returned to Northern Ireland to sign for his hometown club, Derry City where he remained until Januray 2008 when he signed a short term deal with Grays Athletic. On 1 July 2008, he went back to Donegal to joinFinn Harps in the eircom League of Ireland Premier Division. His stay however was short lived, and he joined Dungannon Swiftsfrom the same League on 8 December 2008, although he was unable to make his debut until the following month. On 12 June 2010, Neil joined Irish Premier side Portadown before going out on a loan spell with Ballymena United on 28 January 2011, until the end of the season. He returned to the Ports for the 2012/2013 season.

Appearances

2004/2005 – squad number 22

CCL2

29.1.05

Rochdale (A)

 

CCL2

5.2.05

Chester City (A)

 

CCL2

12.2.05

Wycombe W’s (H)

 

CCL2

19.2.05

Notts County (A)

 

CCL2

22.2.05

Bury (H)

 

CCL2

26.2.05

Mansfield Town (H)

 

CCL2

5.3.05

Scunthorpe Utd (A)

 

CCL2

12.3.05

Northampton Tn (H)

 

CCL2

19.3.05

Kidderminster (A)

 

CCL2

25.3.05

Loincoln City (H)

 

CCL2

28.3.05

Grimsby Town (A)

 

CCL2

2.4.05

Yeovil Town (H)

 

CCL2

9.4.05

Bristol Rovers (A)

 

CCL2

16.4.05

Boston Utd (H)

 

CCL2

23.4.05

Darlington (A)

 

CCL2

30.4.05

Cambridge Utd (H)

 

2005/2006 – squad number 16

CCL2

6.8.05

Darlington (H)

 

CCL2

9.8.05

Mansfield Town (A)

 

CCL2

20.8.05

Chester City (H)

 

CC1

24.8.05

Coventry City (H)

 

CCL2

27.8.05

Lincoln City (H)

 

CCL2

29.8.05

Grimsby Town (A)

 

CCL2

2.9.05

Peterborough (H)

 

CCL2

10.9.05

Oxford Utd (A)

 

CCL2

24.9.05

Notts County (A)

as sub

CCL2

27.9.05

Northampton Tn (H)

as sub

CCL2

1.10.05

Rochdale (A)

 

CCL2

7.10.05

Bury (H)

 

CCL2

15.10.05

Wycombe W’s (A)

 

LDV1

18.10.05

Southend Utd (H)

 

CCL2

22.10.05

Shrewsbury Tn (H)

 

FAC1

6.11.05

Halifax Town (A)

 

CCL2

11.11.05

Boston Utd (H)

 

FAC1r

15.11.05

Halifax Town (H)

 

LDV2

22.11.05

Swansea City (A)

 

CCL2

26.11.05

Darlington (A)

 

FAC2

3.12.05

Leyton Orient (H)

 

CCL2

6.12.05

Carlisle Utd (H)

 

CCL2

10.12.05

Mansfield Tn (H)

 

CCL2

17.12.05

Chester City (A)

as sub

CCL2

26.12.05

Leyton Orient (A)

as sub

CCL2

31.12.05

Torquay Utd (A)

 

CCL2

2.1.06

Bristol Rovers (H)

 

CCL2

7.1.06

Peterborough (A)

 

CCL2

14.1.06

Wrexham (H)

 
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