Goalkeeper Matt Duke joined City in July 2004 and for the next seven years performed a vital second keeper role to Boaz Myhill. He even fought off testicular cancer during his time at City before finding a more regular first team role in Phil Brown’s Premier League side. But as City drfited back into the Championship and Nigel Pearson became manager, Duke was again a support player and in June 2011 he decided to seek first team opportunities elsewhere.
Duke was a youngster at Sheffield United, his home town club, but it was his form during four years in goal for non-league side Burton Albion that attracted the attention of Peter Taylor’s Tigers.
Duke joined Bradford City in August 2011 after an extended trial spell at Derby County did not yield a contract offer. He was in and out of the Bantams first XI but did play a prominent role in the League Two side’s unlikely run to the League Cup final, at which Duke received a rare Wembley red card. In 2013 Duke moved to Northampton, where he had been on loan the previous season, and at Sixfields he was finally restored as a first team regular for two seasons. Matt returned to Alfreton Town for a season in 2015 before ending his career at Chesterfield as he reached the ripe old age of 40.
Date/Place of Birth: 16 June 1977, Sheffield
Hull City First Game: 21 August 2004, Oldham Athletic H (League Cup 1st Round), 27 years, 66 days old
Hull City Final Game: 7 May 2011, Bristol City A (Championship), 33 years, 325 days old
Alfreton Town (1996-1999), Sheffield United (1999-2000), Bury (2000, loan), Burton Albion (2000-2004), Hull City (2004-2011), Stockport County (2005, loan), Wycombe Wanderers (2006, loan), Derby County (2011, loan), Bradford City (2011-2013), Northampton Town (2012, loan), Northampton Town (2013-2015), Alfreton Town (2015-2016), Chesterfield (2017)
Hull City Record
Career: 59 apps, 0 goalsMatt Duke
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