Monday, 28 February 2011
293 Gary Hamilton
Position : Forward
Played : 2000-01 (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
Appearances : 3
Goals : 0
Gary was the first of four strikers brought in on loan during 2000-01 while Graham Lancashire watched flies on the ceiling in the treatment room. None were a great success here but have had interestingly divergent careers since. Gary was a youngster at Blackburn who made his League debut coming on as sub in our opening game against Darlington.
Gary made two more substitute appearances for us without making any impact ; he looked a bit lightweight.
He was released by Blackburn in May 2001 and had a brief spell with Raufoss in Norway before returning to his native Northern Ireland and Portadown. At that level he is a star . In 5 years at the club he scored 79 goals in 140 appearances and made 5 international appearances for Northern Ireland between 2003 and 2004. In 2006 he moved to Glentoran for whom he has scored 60 goals in 128 appearances. He is currently on a season-long loan at Glenavon where it seems to be going well as he's scored 9 in 10 appearances.