|FULL NAME||Colin Larkin|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 27, 1982 (age 30)|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dundalk, Ireland|
|HEIGHT/WEIGHT||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)/10st (63.49kg)|
|POSITION SQ NO.||Striker Number 34|
|SENIOR STATS (LGE & CUP)|
|1999-2002||Wolverhampton Wanderers||4 aps||(1) goals|
Gateshead Sign Quality Striker
Ex Hartlepool United, Mansfield Town, Chesterfield FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Northampton Town and Lincoln City striker Colin Larkin. has joined Gateshead. The free agent, who bagged 8 from 13 starts in a struggling side last term, still has plenty about him, at 31, to do a job at BSP level. His touch,link up play and finishing is first rate. He also doesn’t miss from the spot.
The no-nonsense Monkey-Hanger – not goal hanger – bagged 26 goals in 66 Stags starts, after being signed for £125,000 from Wolves. Colin had also enjoyed a successful season long loan spell at Kidderminster Harriers where he notched 7 in 35 games, as a babe in boots, to show he could punch above his weight against bigger and more experienced adversaries.
He has a knack of scoring on his debut which stretches back to his bow for Wolves in the League Cup, where he came from the bench as a starry eyed 17 year-old youth trainee. The Stags released him on a free in June 2005 so that he could join up with League 1 Chesterfield. He plied his trade at the crooked church club for two seasons bagging a not too unlucky 13 from 88 appearances in all competitions.
League 1 Northampton nabbed him on a free in June 2007, offering him another two year deal, where he scored 5 goals from 61 appearances. The free agent has spent the last three seasons at League 1 Hartlepool aka the Monkey-hangers (they hung a monkey in the town square as a French spy during the Napoleonic war and have Angus the Monkey as a mascot) but was released after getting just 4 goals in 54 appearances.
League 1 was a step too far for Colin, but the Blue Square was a happy hunting ground for the Irish terrier last season. He only started 13 games (16 sub) but showed technique and tenacity by the bucket-full. At just 5′ 9″ he was not going to win a lot in the air, but he took his chances when they came including a brace and a hat-trick.
Posted on May 12, 2013, in Ex Imps, Uncategorized, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged chesterfield FC, Hartlepool United, Lincoln City FC, Mansfield Town, Northampton Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.