Danny Glover (footballer)

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Danny Glover
Personal information
Full name Daniel Glover[1]
Date of birth (1989-10-24) 24 October 1989 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Crewe, England[2]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Nantwich Town
Youth career
2000–2007 Port Vale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Port Vale 41 (4)
2009 Salisbury City (loan) 7 (0)
2009–2010 Rochdale (loan) 2 (0)
2010 Stafford Rangers (loan)
2010–2011 Worcester City
2011–2012 Nuneaton Town
2012–2014 Worcester City 50 (12)
2013 F.C. Halifax Town (loan) 10 (0)
2014 Bradford Park Avenue 8 (2)
2014–2015 Hednesford Town 28 (10)
2015 Stockport County 20 (4)
2015–2016 AFC Telford United 11 (1)
2016–2018 Hednesford Town
2016 Alsager Town (loan)
2018– Nantwich Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:40, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Daniel Glover (born 24 October 1989) is an English football who plays as a striker for Northern Premier League Premier Division side Nantwich Town.

Glover followed his father, Dean Glover, to rise through the ranks at Port Vale to sign as a professional in 2007. He was a semi-regular player in 2007–08 and 2008–09, also playing on loan for Salisbury City, Rochdale, and Stafford Rangers. Released in the summer of 2010, he then spent a season with Worcester City, before joining Nuneaton Town. Having helped Nuneaton to win promotion out of the Conference North, he returned to Worcester in July 2012. He was loaned out to F.C. Halifax Town in March 2013. He had a two-month spell at Bradford Park Avenue from January 2014, before joining Hednesford Town. He joined Stockport County in December 2014, and moved on to AFC Telford United in July 2015. He rejoined Hednesford Town in January 2016, and later played on loan at Alsager Town. He signed with Nantwich Town in June 2018.

Playing career

Port Vale

The son of former Port Vale player Dean Glover, as his father was best friends with teammate Martin Foyle, Foyle allowed both the Glovers to play in his testimonial game in 2001, with the young Glover being just eleven years old. The match also included Foyle's young son Lee, and celebrity fans Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes.[3] A product of the Vale youth team, Glover signed professionally for Port Vale after impressing for the youth side and being voted 2007 Youth Player of the Year by the Port Vale management.[4]

He has a centre-forward's first touch and receives the ball like one, too, with his back to his opponent... Glover passes well, particularly when under pressure from opponents and, when he made the odd mistake, it was nice to see him apologise... I would like him to be more aggressive in his runs when demanding the ball from team-mates in possession and concentrate better – he switched off occasionally.

— Steve Claridge gives an early evaluation of the player.[5]

Glover made his first-team debut on 9 October 2007, coming on as a 71st-minute substitute for Marc Richards in a 2–2 draw at Morecambe in the League Trophy.[6] He made his debut in League One on 4 December, coming on as a 65th-minute substitute for Mark McGregor in a 3–0 defeat to Leeds United at Elland Road.[7] He scored his first goal in senior football on 26 April, in a 2–2 draw with Northampton Town.[8] Having made 16 appearances, he was voted Young Player of the Year by the Port Vale management at the end of the 2007–08 relegation season.[4]

After his father became manager on 6 October 2008, Glover received mixed receptions whilst coming onto the pitch. This was put down to his fathers performance as manager rather than any reflection on the player himself.[9] Numerous figures at the club lent their support to Glover, including captain Marc Richards.[10] After scoring his first goal of the season and second of his career in a 2–1 victory over Rochdale on 28 December, Glover vowed that "the boo-boys will only make me stronger."[11] However, for the goal celebration he removed his shirt to reveal a vest that read "Happy birthday, Dad", his father's 45th birthday being the next day. He was booked for the incident and was dismissed from the field five minutes later for a second bookable offence.[12] With the club languishing in the bottom half of League Two and some fans still angry with both Glovers, Dean condemned fans who booed his son.[13] Glover Sr. would lose his job the next month. He later admitted he had considered quitting the game at this point.[14] Glover was disappointed with his performances in the 2008–09 season and insisted that being the manager's son handed him no favours:

"Whether my dad was at the club or not I knew, and the team knew, that I was only ever going to be in the team if I was playing well. I was never going to be picked just because my dad was there."

— Glover responds to accusations that he benefited from his father being club manager.[15]

He stated his aim to win a new contract at the end of the 2009–10 season.[16] However, he was transfer listed by new manager Micky Adams in August 2009, along with five other youngsters, having failed to impress in the pre-season.[17][18] He swiftly joined Conference National side Salisbury City on a one-month loan deal, along with fellow "Valiant" Luke Prosser.[19] He made his debut for the "Whites" as a substitute in a 1–0 defeat to Mansfield Town at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium, former Vale teammate Kyle Perry was the goalscorer.[20] He played seven games, mostly as a substitute, before returning to Vale Park.[21] By mid-November, his impressive performances in the reserves showed a new 'appetite for the game',[22] and earned him a place on the first-team bench.[23] Before the month was out he was loaned out Rochdale, also of League Two.[24] He returned to the Vale in early January, having played just two games as a late substitute, totalling just 25 minutes on the field. His opportunities at Spotland were limited by an in-form strike force and match postponements due to poor weather. Rochdale did not extend the loan spell, reportedly due to financial difficulties.[25] However Glover said that the loan spell helped to boost his confidence.[26] He still received abuse from some at Vale Park though, almost a year after his father's departure.[27] In March 2010 he was informed that he would not be offered a new contract at the Vale at the end of the season, along with fellow youth graduates Luke Prosser and Ross Davidson.[28] He and Davidson immediately joined local Conference North side Stafford Rangers on loan.[29]

Non-League

In July 2010, Glover had a trial at Conference North club Worcester City.[30] He impressed enough to win a contract from manager Carl Heeley.[31][32] He enjoyed a highly productive 2010–11 campaign, scoring 20 goals in all competitions, including 14 in the league, also becoming the first player to score a hat-trick for the club in four years.[33][34] Despite rumours of a move to Conference National side Tamworth, Glover insisted he was happy to stay with the "Blues".[35] He eventually left Worcester in June 2011, instead deciding to sign for league rivals Nuneaton Town.[36] He scored 21 goals as "Boro" reached the play-off final in 2011–12, and secured promotion with a 1–0 victory over Gainsborough Trinity at The Northolme.[37] He left Liberty Way in May 2012 and returned to former club Worcester City two months later.[38][39] He joined league rivals F.C. Halifax Town on loan in March 2013, managed by Neil Aspin, citing Halifax's play-off chase as more beneficial to his development than staying with mid-table Worcester in the 2012–13 end-of-season run-in.[40] He played ten games for the "Shaymen"; the club secured a play-off place and went on to win promotion, though Glover did not feature in the play-offs.

Glover switched to league rivals Bradford Park Avenue in January 2014, having become frustrated by a lack of first team goals at Worcester.[41] He was released from the Horsfall Stadium due to budget constrains, and signed with Hednesford Town in March 2014.[42] The "Pitmen" finished the 2013–14 season in the play-off zone. He scored in the Conference North play-off semi-final against Altrincham at Keys Park, but Hednesford were beaten 3–1 on aggregate.[37] He scored nine goals in 21 games in the first half of the 2014–15 campaign, including a brace against Harrogate Town and a hat-trick against Hyde.[2] He switched to Conference North rivals Stockport County in December 2014.[43] However he only managed to score four goals in 20 appearances for the "Hatters" in the second half of the 2014–15 campaign.[37]

Glover was transfer-listed at Edgeley Park by incoming manager Neil Young and was allowed to join AFC Telford United in July 2015.[37][44] He scored just once in 11 National League North appearances for Bernard McNally's "Bucks" and was sacked by Telford in January 2016 after he was discovered to have played three games for the Butcher's Arms public house and was therefore in breach of his Telford contract.[37] He then rejoined Hednesford Town in the National League North.[45] He scored one goal in 16 appearances as Hednesford were relegated at the end of the 2015–16 campaign, and signed a new contract in May 2016.[37] He played two games on loan at North West Counties League Division One side Alsager Town in September 2016, scoring a hat-trick on his debut.[37] He continued his good form back at Keys Park, and finished as the club's top-scorer with 13 goals as Hednesford finished 15th in the Northern Premier League Premier Division in the 2016–17 season.[37] He scored his 50th goal for the club on 27 March 2018, in a 5–0 victory over Basford United in the quarter-finals of the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup.[46] Henesford finished 17th in the 2017–18 season.

On 18 June 2018, he and teammate James Lawrie both signed with Nantwich Town, also of the Northern Premier League Premier Division.[47]

Club statistics

As of 3 May 2017.
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Port Vale 2007–08[48] League One 15 1 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 16 1
2008–09[49] League Two 23 3 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 26 3
2009–10[50] League Two 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 41 4 3 0 0 0 2 0 46 4
Salisbury City (loan) 2009–10[50] Conference National 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Rochdale (loan) 2009–10[50] League Two 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Worcester City 2012–13[51] Conference North 29 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 10
2013–14[51] Conference North 21 2 2 0 0 0 3[b] 0 26 2
Total 50 12 3 0 0 0 3 0 56 12
F.C. Halifax Town (loan) 2012–13[51] Conference North 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Bradford Park Avenue 2013–14[51] Conference North 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 2
Hednesford Town 2013–14[51] Conference North 7 1 0 0 0 0 2[c] 1[c] 9 2
2014–15[51] Conference North 21 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 9
Total 28 10 0 0 0 0 2 1 30 11
Stockport County 2014–15[51] Conference North 20 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 4
AFC Telford United 2015–16[51] National League North 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
Hednesford Town 2015–16[51] National League North 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Career total[d] 193 34 6 0 0 0 7 1 206 35
  1. ^ a b Appearance/s in the League Trophy.
  2. ^ Appearance/s in the FA Trophy.
  3. ^ a b Appearance/s and goal/s in the play-offs.
  4. ^ Complete statistics for Stafford Rangers, Worcester City, Nuneaton Town, Hednesford Town, Alsager Town and Nantwich Town not recorded.

Honours

Nuneaton Town

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