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11.WHAT HAPPENED TO...

Continuing our look at the whereabouts of former City players:

Andy PorterAndy Porter (left) had two separate spells with Chester. He was initially signed by Ian Atkins on loan from Wigan Athletic at the start of February 2000 and made his debut in the 2-1 defeat at Rochdale. Although Andy only missed one of the final 16 games that season Chester were unable to make the move permanent until the following campaign, following protracted negotiations with Wigan. A combative midfielder Andy made 54 appearances for City scoring 4 goals, including one from the penalty spot in what proved to be his final home game against Barnet. Andy lost his place in the side in the early months of last year when Mark Wright brought in midfielders Brian McGorry, Michael McElahtton and Shaun Carey and he spent the last few weeks of the season on loan to Northwich Victoria. Following his release by Chester Andy joined Kidsgrove Athletic and took over as joint caretaker manager in November following the sacking of another former City midfielder, Dave Nolan. After steering the club through a difficult spell Andy was made permanent manager in December 2002. Kidsgrove currently lie third from bottom of the Unibond League Division One and have yet to win a game in 2003. Dean Spink

When Andy first took over as caretaker manager he brought in two former City men, Dave McNiven and Dean Spink (pictured right). Dave was signed on loan from Northwich Victoria and scored 7 goals in 7 successive games before returning to Vics in time for the New Years Day game at the Deva. Meanwhile Dean joined Kidsgrove from Telford United where he had been on the bench for the August encounter against Chester. Dean has scored one goal since joining Kidsgrove in November.

Gordon HillAndy Porter’s predecessor at Kidsgrove, Dave Nolan, made a single appearance for Chester, against Hartlepool, in 1991/92. Dave joined Chester from West Cheshire League side Bromborough Pool and went on to have an extensive career in non-league football with Barrow, Runcorn and Droylsden amongst others. Prior to taking the job at Kidsgrove, Dave was player-manager at Hyde United and when he lost his job there he was replaced by Gordon Hill (pictured left). Dave is now playing for Marine.

To complete the Kidsgrove/Chester link, the manger at Kidsgrove before Dave Nolan was Kevin Langley. Kevin made 9 appearances on loan from Manchester City in 1987/88 and also played League football for Wigan Athletic, Everton and Birmingham City. Kevin was manager of Kidsgrove from March 2002 to July 2002 when he resigned from the job to help out at Congleton Town. In November last year he took over as manager at Booth Street following the resignation of Bryan Griffiths. Also playing for Congleton is former City reserve keeper Matt Conkie.
Chas Sumner [Published 22/03/03]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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