The Nearly Men

There are 30 City players past and present that have been named as a substitute but never made it onto the pitch. Here they are!

Players still on City’s books have their names in bold. 

Player NameMatchesMatch DatesDate of BirthPlace of BirthNotes
Steve Fisher11992:09:01Midfielder who went on to play at North Ferriby United for many years.
Liam Garside11994:10:01Goalkeeper.
Julian Capuano21996:04:23/2711 August 1978Striker.
Simon Hennessy11996:04:23
Danny Brown11998:12:05City youth team product who went on to play for Guiseley and North Ferriby United.
Phil Poole11998:12:051981Newcastle Upon TyneCity youth team goalkeeper who moved to USA in 2000 and carved an impressive career as an international goalkeeping coach.
Michael Blythe11999:03:06City junior player who left for North Ferriby United in 2000.
Danny Harvey42002:10:22
7 September 1985HullCity junior that left the club in 2004 and joined Bridlington Town.
Peter Turnbull12002:10:22City junior that left the club in 2003 and joined North Ferriby United.
Saul Deeney132002:10:26/29
23 March 1983DerrySpent 2002/03 on loan at City from Notts County, went on to play for Burton Albion.
Stuart Brock52004:10:20/23/30
26 September 1976West BromwichSigned on loan for a month from Telford United, having just completed seven years in the Kidderminster Harriers first team.
Curtis Aspden32006:02:04
16 November 1987BlackburnCity juniors product who left City in 2008, playing non-league football for four years before moving to Australia.
Matty Plummer22006:10:24
18 January 1989HullA product of City juniors, he left the Tigers in 2009 and joined Darlington.
Michael Byron12006:12:2316 August 1987LiverpoolPlayed a handful of games for Notts County on loan from City, left City in 2007 and joined Hinckley United.
Tom Woodhead22007:09:22/269 May 1990City juniors goalkeeper who left the club in 2009, now owns a catering business in the Newport and Cardiff area.
Mark Tyler122008:02:02/09/12/16/23
2 April 1977NorwichJoined City on a two month loan from Luton Town in January 2008 as cover for Matt Duke while he had surgery, Had a long career into his 40s.
Gavin Holohan12011:01:0815 December 1991KilkennyIrish youngster spent two seasons at City, leaving in May 2012. After a season out of the game he played for several Irish League clubs. Signed for Hartlepool United in 2019.
Joe Cracknell52011:08:09
5 June 1994HullJuniors product had four years at City before playing for Bradford City and Harrogate Town.
Danny Emerton12011:08:0927 September 1991BeverleyA product of City juniors, striker Emerton had half a season at Northampton Town in 2013/14 before signing for North Ferriby United.
Rob Peet12012:01:0711 October 1992Melton MowbrayJoined City from Grimsby Town juniors in 2010, moving on to Hinckley United in 2012.
Trevor Carson62012:01:14/21/28/31
5 March 1988DownpatrickJoined City on loan from Sunderland in January 2012, subsequent played for several lower league clubs.
Matthew Fletcher12014:01:0412 May 1992Sydney (Australia)Young forward spent 2013/14 season at Hull City, returned to Australia in 2016.
Rory Watson22014:10:25
5 February 1996HullYouth team goalkeeper was on City's senior bench at Anfield after an injury crisis. Left City in 2017 for Scunthorpe United.
Harvey Rodgers12016:08:2320 October 1996YorkYouth teamer that left City in 2017 for Fleetwood Town.
Charlie Andrew12017:08:226 January 2000HullCurrent City youth player. Spent early part of 2019 on loan at Bradford Park Avenue.
Lewis Ritson42017:08:22
1 November 1998South ShieldsCurrent City under-23 player, had a loan spell at Blyth Spartans during the first half of 2019/20.
Tom Dyson12017:08:2214 October 1997PembrokeSpent 2017/18 at City, joining from Swansea City. Left the club in May 2018.
Liam Edwards12017:08:2224 June 1999AberdareSpent 2017/18 at City after joining from Swansea (where he won Wales u16 and u17 caps), left in 2018 and joined Welsh League Division 1 side Cambrian & Clydach Vale.
James Yates12017:08:223 April 1998HuytonSpent 2017/18 at City after joining from Everton, left in 2018 for a brief spell at Witton Albion.
Callum Burton22018:03:10
15 August 1996Newport (Salop)Goalkeeper signed from Shrewsbury Town in 2017. Spent the first half of 2018/19 on loan at Chesterfield and joined Cambridge United in June 2019.