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Roy CARTER

Carter joined the club in December 1977, Town manager Danny Williams paying Hereford United 22,000 for his signature. He made his debut on the 10th December, coming on as a substitute in the 2-2 home draw with Carlisle United. By the end of that season, he had established himself as a regular in the Town side, making 24 appearances and scoring two goals.

Though he was a versatile player, he was mainly used by the Town as an attacking midfield player, often making surging runs into the opposition's penalty area. His play also brought many goals - and he was ever-present the following year, scoring eleven goals - ten in the league.

Carter was a consistent member of the Town line-up for around five years, during which time he became the club's captain and penalty-taker, and he was part of the side that reached the League Cup semi-finals in 1980. He made over 200 appearances for the Town, before he fell out of favour in the 1982/1983 season, after the Town were relegated to Division Four for the first time - for which Carter took some of the blame, despite having another good season. In the Town's last home match of the season, having already scored one, he had a crucial late penalty saved against Newport. The game was drawn, Swindon lost their last two games, and were relegated by a point. He went to Torquay and Bristol Rovers on loan, before returning to Torquay on a permanent basis in February 1983.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'82/'83 3 1 - - (+1) - - - 3 (+1) 1
'81/'82 45 13 3 1 2 1 - - 50 15
'80/'81 41 5 2 - 5 - - - 48 5
'79/'80 38 (+3) 3 4 1 11 1 - - 53 (+3) 5
'78/'79 46 10 4 1 3 (+1) - - - 53 (+1) 11
'77/'78 20 (+4) 2 - - - - - - 20 (+4) 2
TOTAL 193 (+7) 34 13 3 21 (+2) 2 - - 227 (+9) 39


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
6 DEC 1977 IN Hereford United
22,000
OCT 1982 OUT Torquay United
(loan)
NOV 1982 IN Torquay United
(loan return)
DEC 1982 OUT Bristol Rovers
(loan)
JAN 1983 IN Bristol Rovers
(loan return)
FEB 1983 OUT Torquay United


full name

Roy William Carter


 ENGLAND

date of birth
19 February 1954


             
           
             
             
             
             

usual positions
right-sided attacking midfield

senior career
Falmouth Town
Hereford United
SWINDON TOWN
Torquay United (loan)
Bristol Rovers (loan)
Torquay United
Newport County 
Exeter City
Saltash United