8 Alan Power (Midfield & Captain)

At times last season Alan Power rediscovered the ability seen by Nottingham Forest and Hartlepool United, when they offered 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. He has signed a new two year deal in Impdom but will however face stiff competition from Stockport County imports Nolan and Rowe. Optimistically or pessimistically the fact that Alan is captain and, was player of the season last year, is perhaps a bigger reflection on The Imps than many realise.

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KEY = St= starts, Sub= On as Sub, Mins = minutes on the pitch, Ass= Assists, F’s= Fouls, F’ed=Fouled, YC=Yellow Cards, RC= Red Cards. 
No NAME St Sub Mins G On M Ass F’s F’ed YC RC
8 Power 16 0 1440 1 5 7 3 18 9 3 1
Ratings G Tot Ave
Power 16 115 7.2 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 8 7

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 six assists and 11 goals show what can be when he is on his game.  Despite an injury leading up to Christmas he came back strong and struck the penalty that saved our skins at home to the Lambs. Arguably his assured penalties won him the player of the season award, but he certainly deserved a new two year deal.

It took him a while to sign it and in reality he will have to be at his best if he is to get ahead of Nolan and Rowe in the central midfield pecking order.  Competition is not a bad thing for the club, but let us hope it does not weigh too heavily, on a true Sincil free spirit. But so often, games and midfield battles can 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, before Simmo’s galvanising arrival.

Power’s 2012/13 Stats

Sq No NAME Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots Assists Fouls Fouled YC RC
5 Alan Power 38 3 3346 11 77 6 46 44 5 0

Power’s 2011/12 Stats

Sq no Name Starts Sub  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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FULL NAME Alan Thomas Daniel Power
DATE OF BIRTH 23 January 1988 (age 25)
PLACE OF BIRTH Dublin, Ireland
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)/11st 4lb (71.66kg)
Contract: Two year deal to June 2015
Nottingham Forest
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 83 (15)

Posted on May 26, 2013, in Imps Squad Player Pics, Squad, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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