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Charlie COMYN-PLATT

A left-sided central defender, Comyn-Platt signed a one year contract at Swindon in July 2005, after a recommendation to Town manager Andy King from Bolton boss Sam Allardyce. A back strain kept him out of the start of the season, making his debut against Wycombe Wanderers in the Carling Cup at the end of August - a club where he had spent part of the previous season on loan.

Despite a reasonable debut, albeit in a poor performance by the Town, Comyn-Platt was never to get another chance under King - his next opportunity came in October, when new boss Iffy Onuora brought him on as a substitute in an LDV Vans victory over Stevenage. It was the following month though when Comyn-Platt made a real impact - when having been thrown up front in a desperate attempt to salvage something as the Town lost 2-1 at home to Boston in the FA Cup, he managed to steer home an 87th minute equaliser to take the tie to a replay.

Comyn-Platt broke into the first team during November, this time in an unfamiliar midfield role - only appearing in his usual centre-back role once, in a vital 1-0 win at Rotherham, when a series of suspensions prevented Onuora from selecting his usual back four. A thigh strain, picked up in the next game at Oldham, prevented him from contuining his run of matches into the Christmas period. He returned to make three starts in January - two in midfield, one in defence - but with the arrival of Paul Smith, Comyn-Platt began to find first team opportunities more limited. On his next start against Doncaster in early February, he injured his foot just minutes after scoring a goal that put the Town 2-0 up - and as a result, he missed the next six matches, though he did sign a year's extension to his contract, with an option for a further year in March. He made eight more appearances before the season's end - all bar one of which was in the central midfield role, the other coming in the last game of the season versus Huddersfield, when he lined up in another unfamiliar role, this time at left back.

Tonsillitis prevented Comyn-Platt from featuring in the early part of the 2006/07 season, and when he did return, injury and suspension to others meant that it was again in the left back position, for games at Chester and Wrexham. After defeat in the latter, he found himself back in the reserves, and a shoulder injury then sidelined him again. Though fears that he may require surgery passed, when he returned to action, new manager Paul Sturrock sent him out on loan to Conference outfit Grays Athletic, managed by the man who signed him for Swindon, Andy King. When he returned in January, it seemed at first as though Comyn-Platt would stay to fight for a place in the Swindon team - but as the last few minutes of the transfer deadline approached, Comyn-Platt returned north to sign for Rochdale on a free.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'06/'07 2 - - - - - - - 2 -
'05/'06 13 (+9) 1 (+2) 1 1 - 1 (+1) - 15 (+12) 2
TOTAL 15 (+9) 1 (+2) 1 1 - 1 (+1) - 17 (+12) 2


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
1 JUL 2005 IN Bolton Wanderers
(unattached)
23 NOV 2006 OUT Grays Athletic
(loan)
4 JAN 2007 IN Grays Athletic
(loan return)
31 JAN 2007 OUT Rochdale
(Initial free transfer, plus sell-on clause)


full name

Charlie Comyn-Platt


 ENGLAND

date of birth
2 October 1985


             
             
             
           
         
             

usual positions
central defence

other positions
defensive central midfield
left back

youth career
Bolton Wanderers

senior career
Bolton Wanderers
Wycombe Wanderers (loan)
SWINDON TOWN
Grays Athletic (loan)
Rochdale
Weston-super-Mare
ECU Joondalup 
Cirencester Town
ECU Joondalup