Current Luton Town and former Wycombe Wanderers, Oxford Utd, Cambridge Utd and Crawley Town target man Scott Rendell has signed on loan for Woking FC today.
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Rendell was put up for loan after manager John Still announced that 6′ 1″ was not going to fit in with his plans. This has alerted a posse of clubs, to the misfit who had to endure transfer day heartbreak after a mystery club failed to come up with the transfer fee. He would have been perfect for the Imps but Woking have the money to match the Hatters loan valuation.
Rendell does not fit into Still’s plans despite a credible 12 strikes in 32 starts and 10 substitute appearances since moving from Wycombe in the summer of 2012. He bagged 17 from 27 starts for Wanders. Rendell would be the perfect supporting striker having got 12 for Torquay the season before and 15 for Cambridge UTD having returned to them on loan after an unsuccessful spell at Posh, who laid out £115,000 for his services.
We asked the question on Monday as to whether A Scott Rendell or a new ground should come first – HERE .
|FULL NAME||Scott David Rendell|
|DATE OF BIRTH||21 October 1986 (age 26)|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ashford, England|
|HEIGHT/WEIGHT||6 ft 1 in / 12 st 4lb|
|CURRENT CLUB||Luton Town|
|2005||Aldershot Town (loan)||7||(0)|
|2005–2006||Forest Green Rovers (loan)||16||(2)|
|2006–2007||Crawley Town (loan)||21||(8)|
|2008||Peterborough United (loan)||10||(3)|
|2008||Yeovil Town (loan)||5||(0)|
|2008–2009||Cambridge United (loan)||27||(15)|
|2009–2010||Torquay United (loan)||39||(13)|
|2011||Bristol Rovers (loan)||5||(0)|
|2012||Oxford United (loan)||18||(3)|
Despite sniffs from Rotherham, Grimsby Town and Wycombe Wanderers for the services of the ex-Norwich City and Rangers utility man, Tom Miller has given a massive thumbs up To Simmo’s Six Foot Soldiers Revolution at Sincil Bank by agreeing a two year deal. Despite Boyce and Oliver failing to agree terms, this is the true cornerstone to an Imps push for glory next season. It also shows that Simmo’s growing reputation as the new Enticer, is gathering momentum.
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Tom only failed to fulfil his promise at Rangers when a cruciate injury effectively negated his two-year contract, just a month in, after a switch from Norwich City. Tom joined the Canaries at 14 and progressed through the ranks at the Colney Training centre to become Norwich City Academy player of the season, in 2008. But somehow it was not to be thanks to manager Glenn Roeder. who failed to give him a first year pro deal.
Jim Duffy, the then assistant manager, contacted Rangers when it was evident that Tom would not get what many felt should have been a deserved opportunity in the game. He was flown up to Ibrox and had an outstanding trial game, making a telling contribution all over the pitch in a 5-1 win. Rangers gave him a two year contract to the delight of his proud father Ray, before the tragic injury struck. Tom was then farmed out to the tough environment of the Irish League with Dundalk, before joining Newport.
Last season’s away player of the year has never hidden, home or away, whether he has been employed at full-back or centre-back, even though his best position is in a central or defensive midfield berth. In his season and a half at the Imps he has been inspirational, a true leader on the pitch when the going gets tough. A candidate for captain, he is a born winner and this two year deal suggest he shares the vision of manager Gary Simpson – that we will be there or thereabouts this season at the very least and push on in the second year.
Awesome news Tom, try and have a word with your big mate Boycie will you!
|Tom Miller’s Imp stats 2012/13|
|Tom Miller’s Imp stats 2011/12|
|Tom Miller’s Exiles stats 2011/12|
|FULL NAME||Thomas William Miller|
|DATE OF BIRTH||29 June 1990 (age 21)|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Ely,|
|HEIGHT||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|WEIGHT||11 st 8 lb 75.54 KG|
|PLAYING POSITION DEFENDER / MIDFIELDER|
|CURRENT CLUB||Lincoln City|
Former Portsmouth, Mansfield Town, Grimsby Town, Notts County, Barnet, Wycombe Wanderers and Boston United midfield and defensive utility man, Gary Silk, is set to link up with the Imps and his former manager David Holdworth this week.
Gary spent three seasons at the Stags, two of which were under Holdsworth’s stewardship. He was player of the season in 2010 and played over a hundred games in what was arguably a dark period for Mansfield with money short and even a lock out from the stadium, as ownership issues persisted. The Grimsby duo made him their first summer signing last term but injury restricted him to just 24 appearances and he was released this May.
Silk is known as a right back, but can play on the right or centre of midfield. He has a good delivery and great array of passing and certainly has a well-timed, tasty challenge on him. With Holdsworth looking primarily for a centre-back Silk will certainly have to go some to impress the manager and grow a couple of inches as he is just 5′ 9″. He could be willing to come in on non-contract terms given the free agent is at a loose end with just three weeks to go before the season starts.
|Full name||Gary Lee Silk|
|Date of birth||13 September 1984 (age 27)|
|Place of birth||Newport, Isle of Wight|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Playing position||Right Back|
|2003–2004||→ Barnet (loan)||1||(0)|
|2004–2005||→ Wycombe Wanderers (loan)||22||(0)|
|2006||→ Boston United (loan)||14||(0)|