Foster Back On The Menu Then?

Former Preston North End, Oxford UnitedMansfield Town, Stevenage, Rotherham, York City and Alfreton centre-half Luke Foster  is on tial at Lincoln City STMI revealed he was a target for Simmo when we ran a ‘WHO IS?’ back on May 4th.  So it looks as if he is still very much a target for Gary Simpson, although surely wages will be a massive problem?

Thankyou for reading Neil Gentleman-Hobbs

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Luke was released by League 1 side Preston North End in May and is another ex- Sheffield Wednesday youth. In fact the Mexborough lad was spotted by Simmo and signed by KA in 2005.  Despite getting a two year deal he played no part in John Schofield’s brief carpet-ball revolution during the 2006-7 season.  Simmo clearly knows the lad, but he will have to use his enticing skills to the full, if he is to have any chance of landing a talented centre-back.

Luke managed just 8 appearances (6 league 2 cup) and one goal (header V Coventry FLT) for Preston last season, having failed to dislodge Wright and Huntingdon. He was only at the Whites on a short-term deal and now finds himself looking for work. He has the BSP promotion pedigree having helped Oxford to finally get back into the League. He made 109 appearances for United but has failed to settle at any other club with Stevenage (24 aps) and Holdsworth’s Mansfield (16) the two exceptions. Luke slated Mansfield, referring to the dressing room as a shambles although he did make a full apology to the fans. Loans at York as well as Scarborough and Alfreton, both whilst on Wednesday’s books, also complement a CV that could benefit from teaming up with Simmo again.

The Imps may have to play a waiting game, as the Yorkshire based centre-half will surely catch the attention of plenty of League 2 suitors this side of the Pennines.

Preston 2012/13 stats 

Sq no Player  Starts Sub Mins Goals Shots off Shots on Assists YC RC
27 Luke Foster 6 2 584 1 5 3 0 1 0
Luke Foster York City v. Oxford United 17-10-09.png
Thanks for the Pic WIKI – Luke in his Oxford United days
Personal information
Full name Luke James Foster
Date of birth 8 September 1985 (age 27)
Place of birth Mexborough, England
Height/Weight 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Preston North End
Number 27
Youth career
2002–2004 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior Stats
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
2004–2005 Scarborough (loan) 8 (0)
2005 Alfreton Town (loan) 18 (3)
2005–2007 Lincoln City 17 (1)
2006 York City (loan) 6 (0)
2007 Stalybridge Celtic 4 (1)
2007–2010 Oxford United 109 (3)
2010 Mansfield Town 16 (0)
2010–2011 Stevenage 24 (1)
2011–2012 Rotherham United 6 (0)
2012 Matlock Town 9 (0)
2012–2013 Preston North End 6 (0)
National team
2008 England C

Posted on July 11, 2013, in 0 Who Is? Or rather who are we looking at, Transfer News, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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