8 Alan Power

Alan Power must utilise the ability that saw Nottingham Forest and Hartlepool United offer him two year deals. Indeed during his time at Forest he became reserve captain and was a highly regarded, busy, scheming, tenacious lad, who not only graduated with sufficient honours to earn a two year pro-deal, but also played for the Ireland youth set-up through to the under 21’s.

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As a 19 year-old Alan made one first team appearance for Forest against the Posh in  (2007)  in the FL trophy. He was then loaned to Grays, then a BSP club, but,  after his contract at Forest ran down, The Monkey-hangers of  Hartlepool stepped in and offered him a two year deal. He made just 8 non-appearance, unable to break into the first 11, before going to Rushden. He was reborn, albeit at a struggling club, with the Imps stepping in, just in time, at the end of the season.

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At times you feel he has the ability to run the show, to bob and weave and find that killer pass. His four assists show what can be when he is on his game. But so often, games and midfield battles would pass him by. Perhaps it was the off-field turmoil and morale sapping  defeats endured by a side who genuinely expected to fair much better; that saw most of the side disappear into their shells for large periods.

When we were level or a goal ahead he would be a different player, a schemer, someone to up the tempo and quicken the pace. That is what we need more of this season – the positive side of his game. But for that to happen he and Mills must contest and win the mid-field this term.  They will come up against some cunning and determined adversaries who also want to fight for the ball and earn the right to play.  Good luck Alan, at 24 you are at the cross-roads, as are we, with both parties needing a leg-up and quick.

Sq no Player name Starts on as sub BSP Mins Goals Shots Shots on Assists YC RC
8 Alan Power 40 0 3579 4 33 16 4 7 1

 

 

8 Alan Power
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STMI Biopic
Full name Alan Thomas Daniel Power
Date of birth 23 January 1988 (age 24)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height/Weight 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)/11st 4lb (71.66kg)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Lincoln City
Number 8
Youth career
Nottingham Forest
Senior stats (Lge & cup)
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Nottingham Forest 1 (0)
2007–2008 Grays Athletic (loan) 6 (2)
2008–2010 Hartlepool United 8 (0)
2010–2011 Rushden & Diamonds 42 (3)
2011– Lincoln City 42 (4)

 

International
2002 – 2007 Ireland Youth & U-21 no data no data

 

Posted on July 20, 2012, in Imps Squad Player Pics, Squad, Writers - The Oracle Of Optimism moments and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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