Tuesday, 9 November 2010
185 Steve Kinsey
Position : Winger (also played as a forward)
Played : 1991-92
Appearances : 6
Goals : 1
Steve was taken on trial in October after a lengthy stint playing in America. He started out as a junior with Manchester City making his League debut under John Bond. After loan spells with Chester and Chesterfield he became a first team regular in their Second Division side. Injury prevented him consolidating his place back in the First Division in 1985-6 although he scored the opening goal in the first Full Members Cup Final. At the end of the season he decided to leave England and play indoor football initially with Minnesota Strikers.
Now 28, Steve was initially put up front enabling Sutton to drop Steve Whitehall but that wasn't really his position and instead he had to compete with Milner and Halpin for a wing spot. I remember him coming on against Gretna and doing well and I thought he was worth a longer look but perhaps he chose to go.
He moved on to St Mirren for 6 games and then Coleraine but decided to give Wales a miss and returned to the States. Apart from a brief spell at Molde in Norway in 1993 he stayed there for the rest of his career, retiring in 1997. He now lives in Florida where he runs summer soccer schools and a swimming pool cleaning business.