Centre back Danny Coles cost City £200,000 when he signed in July 2005, an important component of Peter Taylor’s work too retool the squad for the Championship. Within a couple of months of his debut Coles suffered a cruciate ligament injury that kept him out of action for a year. He was a reliable backup defender on his return to the side in 2006/07 under Phils Parkinson and Brown, but his time with the Tigers came to an abrupt end after a dreadful performance in the 2007/08 season opener.
Born in Bristol, Coles played for Bristol City from a young age and by 2005 he was a young and experienced defender with a strong reputation and a desire to progress his career.
During the latter part of 2007 Coles had loan spells at Hartlepool and Bristol Rovers, signing permanently for the Pirates in January 2008. Three years with Bristol Rovers were followed by another three years at Exeter City, where he was club captain until he was disciplined for some ill-chosen tweets. His final season was spent at Forest Green Rovers but by 2015 the injuries had caught up with him and his playing career drew to a close. Now works as a football agent.
Date/Place of Birth: 31 October 1981, Bristol
Hull City First Game: 6 August 2005, Queens Park Rangers H (Championship), 23 years, 279 days old
Hull City Final Game: 11 August 2007, Plymouth Argyle H (Championship), 25 years, 284 days old
Bristol City (1999-2005), Hull City (2005-2008), Hartlepool United (2007, loan), Bristol Rovers (2007-2008, loan), Bristol Rovers (2008-2011), Exeter City (2011-2014), Forest Green Rovers (2014-2015)
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Career: 32 apps, 0 goalsDanny Coles
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