Branston Suspended For Argyle Thanks To Cobblers Card

Plymouth Argyle centre-half Guy Branston’s Northampton Town booking means he will not get the opportunity to renew acquaintances with the Lincoln City faithful after all. It could also force a change to a formation that has seen Plymouth improve their fortunes with some hard-fought but narrow victories thanks to successive clean sheets in the last few weeks.

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Lincoln City F.C. badge.png V The initials "P.A.F.C" underneath a shield featuring a ship called the Mayflower in full sail.

Guy Branston received his fifth caution of the season after a 74th minute foul on Cobblers winger Chris Hackett to rule him out with a one match ban.  This is good news for the Imps as John Sheridan’s side have enjoyed an upturn in form since switching to three centre backs and an attack minded 3-5-2 formation that has kept 3 successive clean sheets in the five games played.  The formation began at Portsmouth with a 1-1 draw, the Pilgrims then lost 0-1 at Hartlepool, before a stalemate at Newport and back-to-back 1-0 wins over Mansfield and Northampton.

Guy, who spent six games on loan at the Imps in 1999, has made 27 moves, 14 of them loans, in his 16 years as a no-nonsense centre-back.  He has a take no prisoners image, boosted by his shaven skull, but, that could not be further from the genuine man he is off the pitch.  He has recently had a baby and is a doting dad, who helped Richard Butcher in his career as their paths crossed at Rushden, Oldham, Peterborough and Notts County as team-mates.

STMI Biopic
Full name Guy Peter Bromley Branston
Date of birth 9 January 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Leicester
Height/Weight 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)/12st 2lb (77.1kg)
Playing position Centre back
Current gig in the game
Current club Plymouth Argyle
Number 5
Senior stats
Tenure Team Apps
1997–1999 Leicester City 0 (0)
1997 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 31 (1)
1998 Colchester United (loan) 12 (1)
1998 Colchester United (loan) 1 (0)
1998–1999 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 7 (2)
1999 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 0 (0)
1999 Lincoln City (loan) 6 (0)
1999 Rotherham United (loan) 7 (2)
1999–2004 Rotherham United 111 (13)
2003 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 11 (1)
2004 Peterborough United (loan) 14 (0)
2004–2005 Sheffield Wednesday 11 (0)
2004–2005 Peterborough United (loan) 4 (1)
2005–2006 Oldham Athletic 50 (2)
2006–2007 Peterborough United 32 (1)
2007 Rochdale (loan) 6 (0)
2007 Northampton Town (loan) 4 (0)
2008 Notts County 1 (0)
2008–2009 Kettering Town
45 (0)
2009–2010 Burton Albion 23 (0)
2010 Torquay United (loan) 16 (0)
2010–2011 Torquay United 52 (2)
2011–2012 Bradford City 19 (1)
2011 Rotherham United (loan) 4 (0)
2012–2013 Aldershot Town 4 (1)
2012 Bristol Rovers (loan) 4 (1)
2013– Plymouth Argyle 29 (0)

Posted on November 4, 2013, in FA Cup, Writers - Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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