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David KERSLAKE

A former England under-21 international, "Kers" signed for Swindon in November 1989, when Ossie Ardiles paid Q.P.R. 110,000 for his signature. He immediately established himself in the first team squad, replacing David Hockaday as an attacking right-sided full back.

His first season at the club was a success on the pitch, as the Town won promotion to Division One via the play-offs, only to have it taken away from them by the footballing authorities. He remained as a regular, reliable member of the side for almost three more years - by which time his consistent performances were alerting bigger clubs. As the transfer deadline approached in the 1992/1993 season, Kerslake moved to into the Premier League, signing for Leeds, who paid Swindon million.

Kerslake made just eight appearances for Leeds, before Ardiles again signed him, this time signing for Tottenham early in the 1993/1994 season, where he joined up with fellow ex-Town legend Colin Calderwood. Once Ardiles had left Spurs, he found himself surplus to requirements under Gerry Francis, and the whole of the 1995/1996 and 1996/1997 seasons were spent on the sidelines.

The only first team football Kerslake got in this period was a short loan spell back at the County Ground, when Steve McMahon utilised him as a sweeper. After nearly two seasons of reserve team football, "Kers" had lost his match fitness, and had gained a few pounds in weight - a far cry from the attacking wing back the fans were used to.

It therefore came as somewhat of a surprise when McMahon re-signed Kerslake late in the following season. After a short spell at Ipswich and a loan period at Wycombe, "Kers" rejoined the Town on 11th March 1998, on a free transfer - five years to the day since he first left the club. He made 24 more appearances over the next calendar year, before leaving at the end of the 1998/1999 season to join Canvey Island.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'98/'99 12 (+2) - - - - - - - 12 (+2) -
'97/'98 10 - - - - - - - 10 -
'96/'97 8 - - - - - - - 8 -
'92/'93 30 (+1) - 1 - 3 - 1 - 35 (+1) -
'91/'92 38 (+1) 1 3 - 3 - 2 - 46 (+1) 1
'90/'91 37 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 45 -
'89/'90 31 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 37 -
TOTAL 166 (+4) 1 8 - 12 - 7 - 193 (+4) 1


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
24 NOV 1989 IN Queens Park Rangers
110,000
11 MAR 1993 OUT Leeds United
500,000
19 NOV 1996 IN Tottenham Hotspur
(loan)
18 JAN 1997 OUT Tottenham Hotspur
(loan return)
11 MAR 1998 IN Ipswich Town
Free transfer
12 MAY 1999 OUT (released)
Canvey Island


full name

David Kerslake


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date of birth
19 June 1966


             
             
             
           
           
             

usual positions
right wing back

other positions
sweeper

youth career
Queens Park Rangers

senior career
Queens Park Rangers
SWINDON TOWN
Leeds United
Tottenham Hotspur
SWINDON TOWN (loan)
Ipswich Town
Wycombe Wanderers (loan)
SWINDON TOWN
Canvey Island

Tottenham Hotspur
academy coach

Northampton Town
reserve team coach

Nottingham Forest
assistant manager

Watford
coach

Cardiff City 
assistant manager
caretaker manager

Gillingham
assistant manager