Saturday, 12 March 2011
305 Kieron Durkan
Position : Winger
Played : 2001-02 to 2002-03 (didn't feature in latter season)
Appearances : 30
Goals : 1
Kieron was the second winger in successive seasons to be signed from Macclesfield. The 28 year old Irishman started out at Wrexham in 1992 making 50 appearances and scoring 3 goals. He also won Irish under-21 caps. In 1996 he went to Stockport for £70,000 and helped them win promotion to the First Division in 1997. He found the step up difficult and moved on to Macclesfield for £15,000 in March 1998 enjoying another promotion. Kieron was a regular for the Silkmen making 102 appearances and scoring 13 goals but chose to join us on a Bosman.
Kieron's debut was delayed by an embarrasing injury when Richard Green spilt boiling water on his wedding tackle. He was clearly earmarked to replace Tony Ford but actually he wasn't much faster and though he clearly had some skill he lacked the acceleration to get past his man. He could put a good cross over and was useful at free kicks but he only ever looked half-interested at best and was the first to go missing in a battle. Ford soon reclaimed his place with Kieron coming back into the side when the former left for Barnsley.
With a glut of wide players in Paul Simpson's squad he didn't get a look in the following season and eventually went to struggling Swansea on a short term deal in January 2003.
The Swans stayed up and despite struggling with an Achilles injury Kieron got a contract for the following season. He was released in May 2004 after 21 appearances and one goal and flitted around the non-league scene for a bit with short spells at Caernarfon Town, Leek Town, New Cefn Druids and Runcorn Halton.