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 (yet, in some cases).  Here they are!

Player NameMatch DatesDate of BirthPlace of BirthNotes
Steve Fisher1 September 1992Midfielder who went on to play at North Ferriby United for many years.
Liam Garside1 October 1994Goalkeeper.
Julian Capuano23/27 April 199611 August 1978Striker.
Simon Hennessy23 April 1996
Danny Brown5 December 1998City youth team product who went on to play for Guiseley and North Ferriby United.
Phil Poole5 December 19981981Newcastle Upon TyneCity youth team goalkeeper who moved to USA in 2000 and carved an impressive career as an international goalkeeping coach.
Michael Blythe6 March 1999City junior player who left for North Ferriby United in 2000.
Danny Harvey22 October 2002, 16 November 2002, 18 January 2003 and 6 December 20037 September 1985HullCity junior that left the club in 2004 and joined Bridlington Town.
Peter Turnbull22 October 2002City junior that left the club in 2003 and joined North Ferriby United.
Saul Deeney26/29 October 2002, 2/9/23/30 November 2002, 14/21/26/28 December 2002 and 1/4/11 January 200323 March 1983DerrySpent 2002/03 on loan at City from Notts County, went on to play for Burton Albion.
Stuart Brock20/23/30 October 2004 and 6/20 November 2004 26 September 1976West BromwichSigned on loan for a month from Telford United, having just completed seven years in the Kidderminster Harriers first team.
Curtis Aspden4 February 2006 and 15/18 September 200716 November 1987BlackburnCity juniors product who left City in 2008, playing non-league football for four years before moving to Australia.
Matty Plummer24 October 2006 and 6 January 200718 January 1989HullA product of City juniors, he left the Tigers in 2009 and joined Darlington.
Michael Byron23 December 200616 August 1987LiverpoolPlayed a handful of games for Notts County on loan from City, left City in 2007 and joined Hinckley United.
Tom Woodhead22/26 September 20079 May 1990City juniors goalkeeper who left the club in 2009, now owns a catering business in the Newport and Cardiff area.
Mark Tyler2/9/12/16/23 February 2008 and 1/4/8/12/15/18/22 March 20082 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 Holohan8 January 201115 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.
Joe Cracknell9 August 2011, 17 April 2012 and 5/15/26 January 20135 June 1994HullJuniors product had four years at City before joining Scarborough Athletic in 2015.
Danny Emerton9 August 201127 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 Peet7 January 201211 October 1992Melton MowbrayJoined City from Grimsby Town juniors in 2010, moving on to Hinckley United in 2012.
Trevor Carson14/21/28/31 January 2012 and 11/14 February 20125 March 1988DownpatrickJoined City on loan from Sunderland in January 2012, subsequent played for several lower league clubs.
Matthew Fletcher4 January 201412 May 1992Sydney (Australia)Young forward spent 2013/14 season at Hull City, returned to Australia in 2016.
Rory Watson25 October 2014 and 1 November 20145 February 1996HullYouth team goalkeeper was on City's senior bench at Anfield after an injury crisis. Left City in 2017 for Scunthorpe United.
Harvey Rodgers23 August 201620 October 1996YorkYouth teamer that left City in 2017 for Fleetwood Town.
Charlie Andrew22 August 20176 January 2000HullCurrent City youth player.
Lewis Ritson22 August 2017, 8 December 2018 and 6 January 20191 November 1998South ShieldsCurrent City under-23 player.
Tom Dyson22 August 201714 October 1997PembrokeSpent 2017/18 at City, joining from Swansea City. Left the club in May 2018.
Liam Edwards22 August 201724 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 Yates22 August 20173 April 1998HuytonSpent 2017/18 at City after joining from Everton, left in 2018 and joined Witton Albion.
Callum Burton10 March 2018 and 6 May 201815 August 1996Newport (Salop)Current City goalkeeper signed from Shrewsbury Town in 2017. Spent the first half of 2018/19 on loan at Chesterfield.