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Tom Newey
Tom Newey

Town Sign Left Back

By: Bill Osborne
Date: 27/06/2005

TOWN have signed former Cambridge United defender Tom Newey on a one year deal. Newey was highly regarded by the Cambridge fans.

Town boss Russell Slade was delighted to finally get the left-sided defender he has been looking for since the departure of Ronnie Bull. Speaking of his acquisition, the Town boss told Radio Humberside: "He has got great energy, a decent left foot and he's still getting better. At the age of 22 he's already got 100 games under his belt."

Newey was relieved to be joining a new club after agreeing terms with Grimsby. "It is great to have got sorted," he told Mariners Net. "I know a couple of the lads, which always helps."

He was released by Leeds United to join Leyton Orient on a free transfer. With 50 League appearances he scored 3 times but he fell out of favour and joined Cambridge in January 2005 on loan. In March 2005 he signed on a free transfer until the end of the season.

A hard-working player who prefers to play left-back. Cambridge supporters were said to be disappointed that the club didn't even try to offer him a deal for next season, but it was purely down to finances at the cash strapped club. He is said to be one of their best players in the run-in and a popular member of the squad.

Profile:

Height 5.10
Weight 10.02
Date of birth 31-10-1982
Place of birth Sheffield
Position Midfielder
Nationality English

Club From To Fee League FA Cup League
cup
Cambridge 11-03-2005 Free 10 (0) 0 0 (0)
Cambridge 21-01-2005 10-03-2005 Loan 5 (1) 0 0 (0)
Leyton Orient 26-07-2003 11-03-2005 Free 34 (20) 3 2 (2)
Darlington 27-03-2003 04-05-2003 Loan 7 (0) 1 0 (0)
Cambridge 15-02-2003 17-03-2003 Loan 6 (0) 0 0 (0)
Leeds 01-08-2002 26-07-2003 Trainee 0 (0)

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