Fenton Now Training with The Reds

Former Notts County, Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town and Rotherham United Captain Nick Fenton looks to have chosen Alfreton Town over Lincoln City and Chester FC, as news reaches STMI Towers that he is now training with Alfreton.

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At 33, despite his experience and composure, perhaps he is seen as a bit of a gamble for the Imps, who have Luke Foster  on trial.  Nick Fenton does want to stay local to Mansfield, for post career reasons (as we suggested a week ago),  so Alfreton seem to be the logical fit.    Nick started out at Manchester City, progressed through the ranks and earned a 5 year first pro deal! He played 15 games for City, spending valuable loan time at Notts County, Bournemouth and then County again before they took the plunge with a £150k transfer fee and a four year deal.  He would play 147 League games, plus cup competitions, for County before moving onto Doncaster, a side very much on the rise. He played 61 games, netting 4 times in a 2004/5 and 2005/6 at the Keepmote that saw Donny finish 10th and 8th in League 1

Rovers let him go to Grimsby just 1 League and 1 cup game, against Rochdale, into the 2006/7 season (as a replacement for Big Ben Futcher) along with Ravenhill. Nicks absence from the heart of the defence did not improve ambitious Rovers as they finished 11th and would have to wait a further season before promotion to the Championship was reached. Big spending Rotherham then came calling and he played 3 seasons as Captain at the Millers through thick and thin. Nick has spent the last two seasons at Morecambe as he continues to finish the perhaps pivotal physio course in Mansfield. Alfreton’s new part-time status will also surely suit

FULL NAME Nicholas Leonard Fenton
DATE OF BIRTH 23 November 1979 (age 33)
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 12st 4lb  (78KG)
1993–1996 Manchester City
YEARS Team Apps
1996–2001 Manchester City 15 (0)
1999–2000 Notts County (loan) 13 (1)
2000 Bournemouth (loan) 8 (0)
2000 Bournemouth (loan) 5 (0)
2000 Notts County (loan) 8 (0)
2000–2004 Notts County 147 (9)
2004–2006 Doncaster Rovers 63 (4)
2006–2008 Grimsby Town 80 (6)
2008–2011 Rotherham United 115 (4)
2011–2013 Morecambe 73 (4)



Posted on July 24, 2013, in Blue Square zone, Transfer News, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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