Scott Kerr Will Be Back At Bank By Xmas.
Grimsby Town’s signing of influential ex- York City, Bradford City, Scarborough FC and Imp guardian angel and midfield general, Scott Kerr, who would have welcomed a return to Impdom, will get his wish after all, well on Boxing Day or New Years Day at least.
Thanks for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs
Scott, in his own ever modest words, won every award going at York City as well as a promotion in his first season. He sustained a cruciate injury that kept him out until last October yet still made 89 appearances during his two and a half-seasons at York. A clever Cods catch, at 31 and battle scarred, he will still be a pivotal part of the Mariners push for promotion if his displays for the Imps are any kind of guide.
Kerr played 248 games for us under four managers, in a variety of styles amidst a growing shamble. Yet he always gave 100% and was an inspirational captain. Many forget the offensive strengths he has, with that rapier 2006-7 Schoey-ball season seeing the Yorkie Rose with thorns truly flower. However, as was so often the case, he seemed more and more alone (O’Connor’s loan apart) in the bear pit, that is in reality the central midfield battle of attrition in a relegation haunted team. He took his share of the blame, but in truth, Scott was the only bloke who battled to protect the back four from a regular roast and ransack down the middle.
If Scott had stayed there is no doubt we would have got the points to stay up. He was an unsung hero who is as honest as the day is long. He speaks his mind, never backs down and his only failing is the desire to wear his heart on his sleeve every time he crosses that line.
Good luck Scotty, except in the two games against us. Maybe you can take a leaf out of some of the part-timers you played with during your time at the Imps and ‘pull a sicky’ during the festive fun. Two hopes there – Bob Hope and No Hope .
|Full name||Scott Anthony Kerr
|Date of birth||11 December 1981 (age 31)
|Place of birth||Leeds|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
|Contract||1 year (plus options trigger)|
|Playing position: Centre Midfield General|
|Current club||Grimsby Town|
|2002||Frickley Athletic (loan)||5||(1)|