Tuesday, 7 June 2011
442 Will Atkinson
Position : Winger
Played : 2009-10 ( two separate spells) ; 2010-11 ( all on loan from Hull City )
Appearances : ( first spell ) 8 ; (second spell) 7 ; (third spell ) 21
Goals : ( first spell ) 3 ; ( second spell ) 0 ; ( third spell ) 2
Will arrived in November to make his debut in the win at Dagenham. He turned professional with Hull in 2007 making his debut on loan at Port Vale in October that year. After 4 games with them he made his debut for Hull in the FA Cup before 12 games on loan at Mansfield in their last League campaign. He stayed in Hull's reserves for the duration of 2008-09 then came to us after a Carling Cup appearance.
Will wasn't blessed with great pace but had enough skill to give the full back problems and did his fair share of tracking back. He could play on either flank but would always cut inside if we played him on the right. He played during our purple patch leading up to Christmas and signed off his first spell with a brace at home to Morecambe.
He returned in February for another couple of months and wasn't quite as good. He returned to Hull in time to play in their last two games in the Premiership grabbing a goal in the draw with Wigan. He started last season in the side but after 4 games he was dropped and in December he webnt to Rotherham on loan. He played three games scoring once but chose to return to us in January rather than extend his stay there.
Will was rather disappointing third time round. He didn't look fully fit and his general play was very sluggish. He had the odd good moment like the excellent headed goal at Notts County but didn't make the impact we were expecting.