Sean Connelly

Sean Connelly

Born 26 June 1970 (Age 34 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #180)

Total appearances 46

(42 League, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 League Trophy)

Debut:

7 August 2004 (Home Kidderminster Harriers)

Final game:

30 April 2005 (Home Cambridge United)

Sheffield born Sean was studying for a degree in Physiotherapy and playing for local side Hallam when he was spotted by Stockport County, and he signed a contract in 1992 on the understanding that he was able to finish his degree course. He went on to stay at Edgeley Park for some nine years and make a total of 363 appearances. Towards the end of his time with the Hatters, he went on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers before signing on a free transfer in July 2001. First team opportunities were limited however, and in October 2002, he joined Tranmere Rovers. After 82 games for Tranmere, Sean became one of Ernie Tippett’s first signings, together with former team-mates Graham Allen and Alex Hay. Sean quickly established the right-back role as his own, and was one of the success stories of that season. It came as a surprise when he declined a new contract at the end of the 2004/2005 season, but he had been offered the job of physiotherapist with Cardiff City under Dave Jones, one of his former managers at Stockport., so he made the decision to retire from playing to take up the role. He continued that role for a period in Switzerland before taking up the physio role with Crystal Palace. in 2017 he became Medical Services Manager and Lead Physiotherapist for the Football Association of Wales.

CLARIDGE

Appearances

2004/2005 – squad number 2

CCL2

7.8.04

Kidderminster (H)

CCL2

10.8.04

Northampton Tn(A)

CCL2

14.8.04

Lincoln City (A)

CCL2

21.8.04

Grimsby Town (H)

CC1

24.8.04

Swindon Town (H)

CCL2

28.8.04

Yeovil Town (A)

CCL2

30.8.04

Bristol Rvrs (H)

CCL2

4.9.04

Southend Utd (H)

CCL2

11.9.04

Oxford Utd (A)

CCL2

18.9.04

Cheltenham Tn(H)

CCL2

25.9.04

Swansea City (A)

LDV1

28.9.04

Walsall (A)

CCL2

2.10.04

Rochdale (H)

CCL2

8.10.04

Shrewsbury Tn(A)

CCL2

16.10.04

Chester City (H)

CCL2

19.10.04

Wycombe Wdrs(A)

CCL2

23.10.04

Bury (A)

CCL2

6.11.04

Darlington (H)

as sub

FAC1

13.11.04

Bradford City (A)

CCL2

20.11.04

Cambridge Utd(A)

CCL2

27.11.04

Macclesfield Tn(H)

FAC2

4.12.04

Colchester Utd(H)

CCL2

8.12.04

Boston Utd (A)

CCL2

11.12.04

Mansfield Town(A)

CCL2

26.12.04

Oxford Utd (H)

as sub

CCL2

28.12.04

Leyton Orient (A)

CCL2

3.1.05

Swansea City (H)

CCL2

8.1.05

Shrewsbury Tn(H)

CCL2

15.1.05

Cheltenham Tn(A)

CCL2

22.1.05

Leyton Orient (H)

CCL2

29.1.05

Rochdale (A)

CCL2

5.2.05

Chester City (A)

CCL2

12.2.05

Wycombe Wdrs(H)

CCL2

19.2.05

Notts County (A)

CCL2

22.2.05

Bury (H)

CCL2

26.2.05

Mansfield Tn (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

Lincoln City (H)

CCL2

28.3.05

Grimsby Town (A)

CCL2

2.4.05

Yeovil Town (H)

CCL2

9.4.05

Bristol Rvrs (A)

CCL2

16.4.05

Boston Utd (H)

CCL2

23.4.05

Darlington (A)

CCL2

30.4.05

Cambridge Utd(H)

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Marcus Kelly

Marcus Kelly

Born 16 March 1986 (Age 18 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #’179)

Total appearances 192 – 16 goals

(158 League, 11 FA Cup, 8 FA Trophy, 2 League Trophy, 8 League Cup, 4 Hillier Senior Cup, 1 Maunsell Cup)

Debut: 27 March 2004 (Home AFC Bournemouth)

Final game: 26 April 2009 (Home Woking)

After showing great promise and skill in the youth set-up and reserve team, local lad Marcus was named on the bench for Diamonds Division 2 matches against Bournemouth, Stockport County and Barnsley in the 2003 / 2004 season and soon made his full debut at Brighton & Hove Albion. The following season, he made a further three starts plus eight as substitute, and in the summer of 2005 was rewarded with a six month professional contract. Following a string of fine performances at the beginning of the 2005 / 2006 campaign, which saw him become a first team regular, Marcus’ contract was soon renegotiated by the club.

Shoulder problems which required an operation reduced his opportunities during the 2006 / 2007 season, and although the club offered him a new deal at the end of that season, he turned this down and was placed on the transfer list on 11 May 2007 as a result. He was taken off that list two months later after deciding to remain at the club for the coming season, but his shoulder problems meant that he was not able to start during the early games. He made it back by mid-September, and quickly re-established his place in the Diamonds side. His season was especially memorable for the goal he scored at the Memorial Stadium against Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup – an effort from almost on the half-way line which earned special praise from Alan Shearer on Match of the Day. Further injury meant he missed the end of the season after helping his side to the Setanta Shield final. The 2008 / 2009 season saw him make 39 appearances in the Blue Square Premier, 11 of them as substitute, including an unbroken run from the start of November until the end of the season.

He left the club at the end of May 2009 and joined fellow Conference side Oxford United, but his appearances were limited, and he went on loan to Kettering Town on 24 November 2009. On 7 January 2010, the move was made permanent signing a deal until the end of the season, with the option of a twelve month extension. Following financial problems at Kettering, Marcus went on loan to fellow Conference side Mansfield Town on 24 November 2011, with a view to sign an 18 month contract with the Stags in the January transfer window, but was recalled to Kettering Town on 4 January 2012 and the permanent move cancelled. He left the Poppies at the end of the season following their relegation, and signed for Conference side Tamworth on 5 July 2012. Marcus left at the end of the season, and signed a one year deal with fellow Conference side Forest Green Rovers on 17 July 2013. He ended up staying at the New Lawn until the middle of 2017, moving on to join Wrexham, where he spent most of the 2017-18 season. After spending over 10 seasons at the top level of non-league football he dropped down to join Kettering Town prior to the 2018-19 season. His Wikipedia page is here.

Appearances

2003/2004 – squad number 28

D2

27.3.04

Bournemouth (H)

as sub

D2

3.4.04

Stockport Co (A)

as sub

D2

10.4.04

Barnsley (H)

as sub

D2

12.4.04

Brighton & HA (A)

D2

17.4.04

Grimsby Town (A)

as sub

D2

24.4.04

Hartlepool Utd (H)

D2

1.5.04

Colchester Utd (A)

D2

8.5.04

Port Vale (H)

2004/2005 – squad number 23

CCL2

7.8.04

Kidderminster (H)

as sub

CC1

24.8.04

Swindon Town (H)

as sub

CCL2

4.9.04

Southend Utd (H)

CCL2

2.10.04

Rochdale (H)

as sub

CCL2

30.10.04

Notts County (H)

as sub

FAC2

4.12.04

Colchester Utd (H)

as sub

CCL2

3.1.05

Swansea City (H)

as sub

CCL2

8.1.05

Shrewsbury Tn (H)

as sub

CCL2

15.1.05

Cheltenham Tn (A)

as sub

CCL2

22.1.05

Leyton Orient (H)

CCL2

19.3.05

Kidderminster (A)

as sub

CCL2

25.3.05

Lincoln City (H)

as sub

CCL2

7.5.05

Macclesfield Tn (A)

2005/2006 – squad number 23

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 U(H)

CCL2

10.9.05

Oxford Utd (A)

CCL2

13.9.05

Macclesfield Tn(A)

CCL2

17.9.05

Stockport Co (H)

CCL2

24.9.05

Notts County (A)

CCL2

27.9.05

Northampton Tn(H)

CCL2

1.10.05

Rochdale (A)

CCL2

7.10.05

Bury (H)

CCL2

15.10.05

Wycombe Wds(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

10.12.05

Mansfield Town(H)

as sub

CCL2

17.12.05

Chester City (A)

CCL2

26.12.05

Leyton Orient (A)

CCL2

28.12.05

Cheltenham Tn(H)

CCL2

14.1.06

Wrexham (H)

as sub

CCL2

21.1.06

Stockport Co (A)

CCL2

28.1.06

Oxford Utd (H)

2 goals

CCL2

4.2.06

Northampton Tn(A)

CCL2

7.2.06

Bury (A)

CCL2

11.2.06

Notts County (H)

CCL2

14.2.06

Wrexham (A)

CCL2

18.2.06

Carlisle Utd (A)

CCL2

25.2.06

Macclesfield Tn(H)

CCL2

4.3.06

Grimsby Town (H)

CCL2

11.3.06

Lincoln City (A)

CCL2

18.3.06

Leyton Orient (H)

CCL2

25.3.06

Cheltenham Tn(A)

CCL2

1.4.06

Torquay Utd (H)

CCL2

8.4.06

Bristol Rvrs (A)

CCL2

15.4.06

Rochdale (H)

CCL2

18.4.06

Shrewsbury Tn(A)

CCL2

22.4.06

Wycombe Wds(H)

1 goal

CCL2

29.4.06

Boston Utd (A)

CCL2

6.5.06

Barnet (H)

2006/2007 – squad number 11

Conf

12.8.06

Crawley Town (A)

Conf

15.8.06

Grays Athletic (H)

Conf

19.8.06

Forest Green (H)

Conf

26.8.06

Southport (A)

Conf

1.9.06

Kidderminster (A)

Conf

9.9.06

Altrincham (H)

Conf

12.9.06

Tamworth (A)

Conf

16.9.06

Stafford Rgrs (A)

Conf

19.9.06

Gravesend & Nflt(H)

Conf

23.9.06

Woking (A)

Conf

30.9.06

Burton Albion (H)

1 goal

Conf

3.10.06

Morecambe (A)

Conf

6.10.06

Stevenage Boro(H)

Conf

10.10.06

Halifax Town (H)

Conf

21.10.06

Weymouth (A)

FAC4q

28.10.06

Altrincham (H)

Conf

4.11.06

Dagenham&Red(H)

1 goal

FAC1

11.11.06

Yeovil Town (H)

Conf

18.11.06

St.Albans (A)

1 goal

Conf

25.11.06

Aldershot Tn (H)

FAC2

2.12.06

Tamworth (H)

Conf

9.12.06

Oxford Utd (H)

FAT1

16.12.06

Scarborough (H)

Conf

26.12.06

Cambridge Utd (A)

1 goal

Conf

30.12.06

Gravesend &Nflt(A)

Conf

1.1.07

Tamworth (H)

Conf

20.1.07

Stafford Rgrs (H)

Conf

23.1.07

Cambridge Utd (H)

Conf

29.1.07

Oxford Utd (A)

as sub

FAT3

3.2.07

Gravesend &Nflt(A)

HSCSF

6.2.07

Rothwell Town (H)

Conf

17.2.07

St.Albans (H)

Conf

3.3.07

Exeter City (H)

Conf

6.3.07

Morecambe (H)

1 goal

Conf

13.3.07

Halifax Town (A)

Conf

23.3.07

Crawley Town (H)

Conf

27.3.07

Grays Athletic (A)

Conf

31.3.07

Forest Green (A)

Conf

3.4.07

Weymouth (H)

Conf

7.4.07

Southport (H)

2007/2008 – squad number 18

Conf

22.9.07

Halifax Town (A)

as sub

Conf

25.9.07

Grays Athletic (H)

as sub

Conf

29.9.07

Stafford Rgrs (H)

HSC1

3.10.07

Corby Town (A)

Conf

6.10.07

Altrincham (A)

Conf

9.10.07

Cambridge Utd (A)

Conf

12.10.07

Forest Green (H)

Conf

20.10.07

Exeter City (A)

FAC4q

27.10.07

Solihull Moors (H)

1 goal

Conf

1.11.07

Oxford Utd (H)

FAC1

10.11.07

Macclesfield Tn(H)

Conf

17.11.07

Aldershot Tn (A)

Conf

24.11.07

Northwich Vic (A)

FAC2

1.12.07

Bristol Rvrs (A)

1 goal

Conf

4.12.07

Histon (H)

Conf

8.12.07

Droylsden (A)

as sub

SS4

21.12.07

Cambridge Utd (A)

Conf

26.12.07

Stevenage B (H)

Conf

1.1.08

Stevenage B (A)

Conf

5.1.08

Salisbury City (A)

FAT2

12.1.08

Exeter City (H)

as sub

1 goal

Conf

19.1.08

Crawley Tn (A)

as sub

Conf

26.1.08

Weymouth (H)

Conf

29.1.08

BurtonAlbion (A)

as sub

FAT3

2.2.08

Halifax Town (A)

Conf

9.2.08

Halifax Town (H)

Conf

16.2.08

Altrincham (H)

FAT4

23.2.08

York City (H)

SS5

26.2.08

Kidderminster (A)

Conf

1.3.08

Woking (H)

SSQF

8.3.08

Northwich Vic (A)

2 goals

Conf

11.3.08

Ebbsfleet Utd (A)

Conf

15.3.08

Histon (A)

Conf

22.3.08

York City (H)

Conf

24.3.08

Kidderminster (A)

as sub

SSSF

27.3.08

Halifax Town (H)

SSF

3.4.08

Aldershot Tn (A)

2008/2009 – squad number 23

MCF

26.7.08

Peterborough U(H)

Conf

9.8.08

Eastbourne B (A)

Conf

12.8.08

Ebbsfleet Utd (H)

Conf

23.8.08

Kettering Tn (H)

as sub

Conf

25.8.08

Histon (H)

as sub

Conf

6.9.08

Crawley Town (H)

as sub

HSC1

16.9.08

Rothwell Tn (A)

Conf

29.9.08

Altrincham (H)

as sub

Conf

4.10.08

Oxford Utd (A)

Conf

7.10.08

Grays Ath (H)

1 goal

Conf

12.10.08

Torquay Utd (H)

FAC4q

25.10.08

Evesham Utd (A)

as sub

Conf

1.11.08

Cambridge Utd (A)

SS3

4.11.08

Stevenage B (H)

Conf

8.11.08

Weymouth (H)

Conf

15.11.08

Kidderminster (H)

Conf

22.11.08

Eastbourne B (H)

as sub

Conf

29.11.08

Altrincham (A)

as sub

HSCSF

2.12.08

Long Buckby (H)

Conf

6.12.08

Barrow (H)

as sub

Conf

9.12.08

Woking (A)

as sub

FAT1

13.12.08

Newport Co (A)

as sub

FAT1r

16.12.08

Newport Co (H)

Conf

20.12.08

Northwich Vic (H)

Conf

26.12.08

Stevenage B (A)

Conf

1.1.09

Stevenage B (H)

as sub

FAT2

10.1.09

Torquay Utd (A)

Conf

17.1.09

Ebbsfleet Utd (A)

Conf

23.1.09

Forest Green (H)

Conf

27.1.09

Mansfield Tn (A)

Conf

1.2.09

Cambridge Utd (H)

Conf

9.2.09

Burton Albion (A)

Conf

21.2.09

Weymouth (A)

2 goals

Conf

24.2.09

York City (H)

Conf

28.2.09

Mansfield Tn (H)

Conf

7.3.09

Torquay Utd (A)

as sub

Conf

10.3.09

Lewes (H)

Conf

14.3.09

Crawley Tn (A)

Conf

21.3.09

Salisbury City (A)

Conf

24.3.09

Oxford Utd (H)

Conf

28.3.09

Northwich Vic (A)

Conf

31.3.09

Grays Ath (A)

Conf

4.4.09

Salisbury City (H)

Conf

11.4.09

Kettering Tn (H)

Conf

13.4.09

Histon (A)

as sub

Conf

18.4.09

Forest Green (A)

Conf

26.4.09

Woking (H)

Leo Roget

Leo Roget

Born 1 August 1977 (Age 26 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #178)

Total appearances 19

(18 League, 1 Hillier Senior Cup)

First spell

Debut: 31 January 2004 (Home Oldham Athletic)

Final game: 8 May 2004 (Home Port Vale)

Second spell

Debut: 2 December 2008 (Home Long Buckby)

Final game: 26 December 2008 (Away Stevenage Borough)

Leo started out as a trainee with Southend United, and went on to make over 130 appearances during his six years at Roots Hall. In March 2001, he went on loan to Stockport County, before signing for them in the summer. After playing regularly during the first half of the season, in February 2002, he went out on loan to Reading until the end of the season. He was released in May and joined Brentford in August 2002 where he spent a season and a half.

On 30 January 2004, Leo joined Rushden & Diamonds until the end of the season, making some 17 appearances in central defence.

He was released in May 2004 and joined Oxford United where he spent two seasons. He went on to play a few games for St.Albans City at the start of the 2007/2008 season, ending it as Harlow Town. He had a trial at Gillingham in July 2008 but despite impressing, failed to secure a contract. He subsequently joined Braintree Town of the Conference South on 7 November 2008, but following managerial changes at that club he was released and was able to re-sign for the Diamonds on 27th November 2008 at the age of 31 on non contract terms. After his only start in the Blue Square Premier, for Diamonds against Stevenage Borough on Boxing Day 2008, he left the club on 1 January 2009. He took up a career in personal training, having studied during the latter part of his football career. He joined Isthmian League Division One North side Harlow Town in February 2010. Leo left the club in July 2011 and retired from football to concentrate on his career as a Personal Trainer, before taking up boxing. His first fight was on 7 December 2013 in a super middleweight contest in London. He retired from boxing the following year.

Appearances

2003/2004 – squad number 35

D2

31.1.04

Oldham Athletic (H)

D2

7.2.04

Swindon Town (A)

D2

14.2.04

Chesterfield (A)

D2

21.2.04

Sheff Wed (H)

D2

28.2.04

Wrexham (A)

D2

2.3.04

Blackpool (H)

D2

6.3.04

Peterborough (H)

D2

12.3.04

Bristol City (A)

D2

16.3.04

Notts County (H)

D2

20.3.04

Brentford (A)

D2

27.3.04

Bournemouth (H)

D2

10.4.04

Barnsley (H)

as sub

D2

12.4.04

Brighton &HA (A)

D2

17.4.04

Grimsby Town (A)

D2

24.4.04

Hartlepool Utd (H)

D2

1.5.04

Colchester Utd (A)

D2

8.5.04

Port Vale (H)

2008/2009 – squad number 16

HSCSF

2.12.08

Long Buckby (H)

Conf

26.12.08

Stevenage Boro(A)

Barry Quinn

Barry Quinn

Born 9 May 1979 (Age 24 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #177)

Total appearances 4

(4 League)

Debut:

10 January 2004 (Home Luton Town)

Final game:

7 February 2004 (Away Swindon Town)

Born in Dublin, Ireland, Barry started out as a trainee with Coventry City, signing professional forms in August 1996. Despite some eight years at Coventry, he barely made 100 appearances, although he also played 5 games for the Republic of Ireland side. He arrived at Nene Park on 9 January 2004 for a one month loan, making four starts for Diamonds.

He returned to Coventry, and went out on loan to Oxford United for the remainder of the season. He was released at the end of the season and joined Oxford United.on a permanent basis where he made some 200 appearances before his release in May 2009. On 30 July 2010, he signed for Southern League Premier side Brackley Town. After some eighteen months with the Saints, he went on loan to UCL Premier side Daventry United on 12 January 2012, making the move permanent before the end of the month. Unfortunately, the club folded at the end of the season and he is thought to have retired.

Appearances

2003/2004 – squad number 10

D2

10.1.04

Luton Town (H)

D2

17.1.04

Plymouth Arg (A)

D2

31.1.04

Oldham Athletic (H)

D2

7.2.04

Swindon Town (A)

Magnus Okuonghae

Magnus Okuonghae

Born 16 February 1986 (Age 17 at debut)

Position: Defender

(Diamonds player #176)

Total appearances 27 – 1 goal

(22 League, 1 League Cup, 1 League Trophy, 3 Maunsell Cup)

Debut:

22 November 2003 (Home Colchester United)

Final game:

18 April 2006 (Away Shrewsbury Town)

Nigerian-born Magnus was one of the success stories of the Diamonds Youth Policy, after initially joining Diamonds under 16’s from Fulham. He graduated to play in League 2 for the Diamonds mostly in a centre-back role. Allocated the squad number 40 for the 2002/2003 season, he did not make his first appearance for Diamonds until the following season when he came on as a second half substitute against Colchester United. Although still playing in the Youth team squad, an injury to Graham Allen at the start of the 2005/2006 season saw him get another chance, and he went on to make 25 appearances before the end of the season.

He left the club in May 2006 after contract talks stalled, and initially joined Aldershot Town, before moving to St. Albans City and Crawley Town in January 2007. The following season, he joined Dagenham & Redbridge before a brief loan spell with Weymouth. He rejected a three year extension to his contract with the Daggers in May 2009, and agreed a two year deal with League One side Colchester United on 1 July 2009 (ironically, the side he made his debut against for the Diamonds). He quickly became a fans favourite and after a year’s extension to his contract, Magnus signed a further three year deal with the U’s in the summer of 2012. A serious knee injury ended his time with Colchester in 2015, and he struggled to regain fitness during spells at Luton Town in 2016, Dagenham & Redbridge (2016-17) and Maidstone (2017). He signed for Dulwich Hamlet ahead of the 2018-19 season. His Wikipedia page is here.

Appearances

2003/2004 – squad number 24

D2

22.11.03

Colchester Utd(H)

as sub

2004/2005 – squad number 24

MCSF

14.9.04

Northampton T(H)

2005/2006 – squad number 24

CCL2

9.8.05

Mansfield Town(A)

as sub

CC1

24.8.05

Coventry City (H)

as sub

CCL2

27.8.05

Lincoln City (H)

CCL2

29.8.05

Grimsby Town (A)

CCL2

2.9.05

Peterborough U(H)

CCL2

10.9.05

Oxford Utd (A)

CCL2

13.9.05

Macclesfield Tn(A)

CCL2

17.9.05

Stockport Co (H)

CCL2

24.9.05

Notts County (A)

CCL2

27.9.05

Northampton Tn(H)

CCL2

1.10.05

Rochdale (A)

1 goal

CCL2

7.10.05

Bury (H)

LDV1

18.10.05

Southend Utd (H)

as sub

MCSF

8.11.05

Rothwell Town (A)

CCL2

7.1.06

Peterborough U(A)

as sub

CCL2

14.1.06

Wrexham (H)

as sub

MCF

24.1.06

Peterborough U(H)

CCL2

18.2.06

Carlisle Utd (A)

as sub

CCL2

25.2.06

Macclesfield Tn(H)

CCL2

11.3.06

Lincoln City (A)

as sub

CCL2

25.3.06

Cheltenham Tn(A)

CCL2

1.4.06

Torquay Utd (H)

CCL2

8.4.06

Bristol Rvrs (A)

CCL2

15.4.06

Rochdale (H)

as sub

CCL2

18.4.06

Shrewsbury Tn(A)

Eric Manangu

Eric Manangu

Born 9 September 1985 (Age 18 at debut)

Position: Forward

(Diamonds player #175)

Total appearances 2

(1 League, 1 Maunsell Cup)

Debut:

22 November 2003 (Home Colchester United)

Final game:

14 September 2004 (Home Northampton Town)

Born in the Kinsasha, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eric joined Diamonds youth set up after starting out in the Youth Academy at Chelsea. His quickness and finishing saw him make good progress and after several games watching from the bench, he was given a debut in November 2003. He had a loan spell with Stamford to gain work experience, but was eventually released by Diamonds in May 2005 after just one other substitute appearance. After a trial at Dagenham and Redbridge, he joined Enfield and went on to play for Brimsdown Rovers scoring regularly. In February 2008, he signed for Dorchester Town of the Blue Square South, but was released at the end of the season. He has since been involved with coaching.

Appearances

2003/2004 – squad number 25

D2

22.11.03

Colchester U (H)

as sub

2004/2005 – squad number 25

MCSF

14.9.04

Northampton T (H)

as sub

Trevor Benjamin

Trevor Benjamin

Born 8 February 1979 (Age 24 at debut)

Position: Forward

(Diamonds player #174)

Total appearances 6 – 1 goal

(6 League)

Debut:

15 November 2003 (Away Hartlepool United)

Final game:

3 January 2004 (Away QPR)

Born in Kettering Hospital, Trevor grew up in Wellingborough, and was the younger brother of another former Diamond, Richard Bailey. After playing representative games as a youngster for the Northants FA, he was signed up by Cambridge United in 195. He went on to play 146 games, scoring 46 goals before a big money move to Leicester City in 2000 for £1.3m which saw him as a replacement for Emile Heskey. He made one appearance for the England Under-21 side in May 2001, before electing to play at full International level for Jamaica, and went on to gain 2 caps. In over four years with the Foxes however, he found himself on the bench more often than not, and he went on numerous loan deals in order to play first team football. He played for Crystal Palace, Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion and Gillingham, before Brian Talbot brought him to Nene Park on 12 November 2003 initially for one month, but later extended by a further month.

After just 6 appearances, and a single goal at Port Vale, Trevor returned to Leicester, making further loans to Brighton & Hove Albion and Northampton Town He made a permanent move to the Cobblers in January 2005, but he stay was short lived and he joined Coventry City after just a few weeks. In the summer of 2006, he was released and joined Peterborough United on a three year deal. He played over 50 games for the Posh, and made several loan moves during his stay including Watford, Swindon Town, Boston United and Walsall. On 1 August 2007, Trevor joined Hereford United for a single season. The 2008/2009 season saw him play for Gainsborough Trinity, Northwich Victoria, Hednesford Town, Wellingborough Town and Kidsgrove Athletic. His nomadic existence continued during 2009/2010. He started at Tamworth, before continuing with Harrogate Town, Woking, Bedlington Terriers, Wroxham and Morpeth Town. On 20 September 2010, he took over as player/manager at Northern League Second Division side Morpeth Town, but left to join Northern Alliance Premier side Seaton Delaval Amateurs on 2 March 2012. During the summer of 2012, he was offered the post of assistant manager with the club. He has since retired from the game.

Appearances

2003/2004 – squad number 10

D2

15.11.03

Hartlepool Utd (A)

D2

22.11.03

Colchester Utd (H)

D2

29.11.03

Port Vale (A)

1 goal

D2

13.12.03

Bristol City (H)

D2

28.12.03

Wycombe Wdrs(A)

D2

3.1.04

QPR (A)

as sub

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