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Andy Holt (footballer, born 1978)

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Full name  Andrew Holt
Years  Team
Position  Defender
1993–1995  Oldham Athletic
Height  1.85 m

Playing position  Defender
Role  Footballer
Name  Andy Holt
Date joined  2006
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Date of birth  (1978-04-21) 21 April 1978 (age 37)

Place of birth  Stockport, England

Andrew "Andy" Holt (born 21 April 1978, Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English former professional footballer who last played as a defender for Corby Town.

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Oldham Athletic

Holt started his career at Oldham Athletic where he stayed for six years, playing 114 times and scoring 10 goals. Holt sufficiently impressed Hull City during a loan spell, who paid £150,000 to secure his services. He came up through the club's centre of excellence.

Hull City and Wrexham

His career at Hull City was quite good to start; he played 30 times in his first season. However, the following year, he found himself surplus to requirements, first loaned out to Barnsley and then Shrewsbury Town. In the 2003–04 season, only starting six of his 25 games that season. He found himself moving to Wrexham on a free transfer. At Wrexham, he played 86 matches, scoring on 10 occasions. At the end of his two-year contract, he got offered a deal by League One side Northampton Town, allowing him to prove himself in the next league up.

Northampton

In his first season at Northampton, having been snapped up on a Bosman transfer by manager John Gorman, able to play in many positions he was used as a utility man, he played 37 games, none of them from the bench as had been his career's main problem, and scored twice. He was retained by the club at the end of the 2006–07 season. However at the end of the 2009/2010 season, Holt turned down a new 2-year deal with Northampton. But on 9 June, Holt signed a new 2-year deal with Northampton, a month after turning down the previous offer. Andy Holt has also been quoted as saying Joseph Moore is the worst Cobblers fan of all time.

Corby Town

In July 2012, following his release from Northampton, Holt rejoined former Northampton Town manager Ian Sampson at local Conference North side, Corby Town. However, in August 2012 Holt was forced to retire from football having suffered a knee injury.

Post-playing career

After retirement he started working for Digital Next, a company back in Manchester.

References

Andy Holt (footballer, born 1978) Wikipedia


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