Wednesday, 20 April 2011
347 Greg Heald
Position : Centre half
Played : 2003-04 to 2004-05
Appearances : 39
Goals : 3
Greg joined us in mid-March on a free from Leyton Orient. He was a surprise signing as he hadn't ventured north of Peterborough before. Greg entered League football at the age of 22 when Peterborough bought him from Enfield for £35,000 in 1994. After 105 appearances and 6 goals he moved on to Barnet in 1997 where he made 206 appearances (counting both League and Conference) and scored 21 goals. In March 2003 he returned to League football with Leyton Orient for £18,000 and was made captain. Hip and hernia injuries restricted him to just 9 appearances in his year at Brisbane Road.
Steve Parkin's centre half signings were often questionable and it was a bit worrying that Greg had been relegated with Barnet in 2001 but he turned out to be pretty good. He stayed fit, was good in the air, committed and solid on the ground and got the odd goal. He was offered a contract for the following season if we stayed up and played his part in our survival. The following season he played 30 games but was sometimes caught out by pacey forwards such as Luke Rodgers and started to look creaky towards the end of it.
He was released in 2005 and after brief stops at Burton Albion and Ashton United joined Aldershot Town for the rest of the season. He then had a year at Thurrock before finishing his career with Enfield Town in 2008.