Who Is Matt Hamshaw?
Matt Hamshaw graced Hillsborough for Sheffield Wednesday before moving to Stockport County, Mansfield Town, Notts County and Macc Town. His fantastic solo effort for the Owls in a 4-0 Worthington Cup quarter final over Watford (HERE), is just one in a series of goal of the season contenders for cultured winger and play maker who oozes quality. To the surprise of the Owls forum and Silkmen he finds himself released from Macclesfield along with most of the squad in what appears to be a garage sale.
Hamshaw learned his trade and trickery from Chris Waddle and has traditionally been a right-winger or midfielder, but now 30, he is finding that he can thankfully do the first 5 yards in his head. His set-piece delivery is exceptional and on his day he is worth the gate money on his own. He was an integral part of a Macc side that were just 6 points off the play-offs prior to 7 player sales and an injury list that would overstretch Florence Nightingale in her prime. Gary Simpson – a great spotter of talent – positively purrs at the man’s talent. Were it not for injury he would have made the England U20 side, having featured nationally at schoolboy levels and of course the championship with Wednesday.
Now a family man he has suggested that he is relishing the chance of a rest and more time with his wife and daughter. Matt has made a good living from the game, so a drop into the Conference could still give him the best of both worlds and prolong his career. The rumours are he is open to offers from local clubs…. go on Dave get him tied down to a deal. Because Matt Hamshaw signing for the Imps would certainly shift some raffle and season tickets not to mention the six-packs once he dons that new red and white shirt we are eagerly anticipating. Mmmm Lincoln-wide pride with a match winner in the side.
|Full name||Matthew Thomas Hamshaw|
|Date of birth||1 January 1982 (age 30)|
|Place of birth||Rotherham,|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||11 st 6lb (72.56kg)|
|Position: central / left midfield|