Monday, 18 October 2010
165 Dave Norton
Position : Right back (for us)
Played : 1990-91 (on loan from Notts County)
Appearances : 9
Goals : 0
David was signed on loan from Notts County then in the top division. The former England Youth international began his career at Aston Villa making 44 appearances over four seasons before moving to Meadow Lane for more regular first team football in 1988. That hadn't worked out and he'd only made 27 appearances for County before being loaned out to us.
Although really a midfielder we had to use him to plug a gap at right back. He was terrific from the word go, a very neat and tidy player who never put a foot wrong. It was very disappointing that we couldn't afford to make his move permanent.
Terry Dolan took him on loan again as soon as he got to Hull and made him a permanent signing in the summer. He made 149 appearances for them before moving on to Northampton in 1984 . He made 82 appearances for them before moving on to Hereford and playing all but one game in their relegation season of 1996-97. He announced his retirement due to injury that summer but after surgery he was able to resume playing in the Conference. In 1988 he switched to Cheltenham and helped them win promotion to the Football League but he had to leave because he'd taken an insurance payment on the injury. He went to Yeovil and later played for Forest Green, Tamworth and Gainsborough. He is now an accountant but has managed and coached in non-league football with spells at Tamworth and Stafford Rangers.