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Rothery: Gavin Marc (Gavin)

2004-2008 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)


Born: Morley, Leeds: 27-09-1987

Debut: None

5'9" 10st 12lb (2009)

Rothery joined Leeds from school and progressed through the ranks at the Academy, gaining England recognition at Youth level. He was a regular in the England Under-Nineteen squad in 2005 and took part in the Poland Tournament. In the 2005-06 pre-season he scored a hat-trick against Stafford Rangers in a strong United Reserve team which included the likes of Clarke Carlisle, Simon Walton, Matthew Spring, Michael Ricketts and Danny Pugh and ran out 4-1 winners. He was a regular in the Leeds Reserves as well as Youth teams and along with Jonathan Howson and Danny Rose appeared to be the future of the club. While Howsonís star was in the ascendency as he was carefully eased into the top squad, Rothery appeared to stagnate and while Howson figured in some 2006-07 pre-season games Rothery did not. While he still figured at Reserve level, Howson was already on track for the first team. Howson, Ben Parker, Robert Bayly and Fabian Delph made the squad for Unitedís pre-season tour of Europe in 2007-08, Rothery did not but there was soon a boost for his confidence. He was awarded a new contract along with Ben Parker and Scott Gardner and the three signed a one year contract in August 2007, and now in training with Unitedís top squad his future looked bright. However, Manager Gary McAllister told him he had no future with the club and paid out his contract in April 2008 and he had trials with Cheltenham Town along with Simon Madden. He signed for York City on 24th October 2008 on a short term contract. He made one substitute appearance before being released in December 2008. He joined Harrogate Town on 31st December 2008 but had to be released when he was given a one month contract by Carlisle United on 30th January 2009 after a trial period.At the beginning of March 2009 Carlisle extended the contract to the end of the season. He was given a very short run as a substitute in the Easter Monday fixture at Huddersfield Town and in May he was given a one year contract at Brunton Park. After a good pre-season campaign he made two substitute appearances in the League Cup, getting ten minutes at home to Oldham and five minutes at Bristol City. He had twenty-six minutes in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Morecombe and came on in injury time in the League game at Stockport County. He was loaned to Barrow from 26th November 2009 until 5th January 2010 and appeared twice as a substitute in both the League and F.A. Cup. His contract with Carlisle United was not renewed at the end of the 2009-10 season and he had started just once for them. It was in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy but he had made one appearance as a substitute in the same competition and two from the bench in each of the League and League Cup. He signed with Guiseley in July 2010. At last he was able to stay injury free and show his undoubted skill and vision on a regular basis. In the four and a half seasons to 1st January 2015 he has scored thirty-seven goals in League games and play-offs, of which thirteen were from the spot, making one hundred and thirty-eight starts and thirteen substitute appearances and has been an unused substitute twice. In the F.A. Cup he has scored twice in fourteen starts and three games from the bench. In the F.A. Trophy he has scored seven goals, two of which were from the spot in seventeen starts and two games from the bench and in the West Riding Cup he has scored one goal from a penalty in eight starts and one substitute appearance. A total of forty-seven goals, sixteen of which were from penalties, in one hundred and seventy-seven starts and nineteen games from the bench. He has also scored eight goals, three from the spot, in twenty-five starts and seven games as a substitute and sat once unused on the bench in friendly matches. Since joining Guiseley he has taken part in two hundred and twenty-eight competitive games and scored fifty-five goals. On 19th July 2011 Rothery started a new career coaching children at schools in Leeds for Leeds United's youth academy as part of his duties he is a course assessor for the Leeds United Foundation.