Sunday, 14 November 2010
188 Carl Parker
Position : Midfield (also played in defence)
Played : 1991-92 to 1992-93
Appearances : 16
Goals : 1
Carl was a 21-year old signed from Rossendale United and given a daunting debut away to Gillingham in March 1992. He held his own and shortly afterwards scored an excellent goal at home to Wrexham where he ran on to a dropping ball and lifted it over the keeper with one touch. Carl took no prisoners in the tackle , most notably at Barnet where he followed John Halpin's instruction to take out Paul Showler rather robustly. He was kept on for the following season when he was used as a hole filler flitting between midfield and defence and not really impressing in either role.
In 1993 he moved on to Morecambe but was soon back at his former level in East Lancashire playing for the likes of Haslingden and Padiham (for whom he was still playing as recently as 2004),