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David SYRETT

Fred Ford had two Syretts on the books at the County Ground in the early seventies. One, Peter Syrett, failed to break into the first team. Peter's brother, David, however, was an English youth international, and had a far more successful career at the club.

Syrett made his first team debut versus Preston in September 1973. The next month, he started his first game, in a 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest. He went on to score four goals in his first season for the club, in a year which resulted in relegation.

The following season, Syrett was overshadowed by the goalscoring exploits of 31-goal Peter Eastoe, which resulted in Syrett leaving for a loan spell at Wolves in late 1975. He didn't play a game at Molineux, but when he returned he was on fire - scoring five goals in as many games at the beginning of 1976.

In his final season, Syrett scored just eight league goals, but he scored in every round of the Town's cup run - six goals in as many games. During the summer, Mansfield Town paid a club record fee of 25,000 for Syrett's services, where he became the club's top scorer.

After spells at Walsall, Peterborough and Northampton, Syrett retired through injury in 1983, aged just 27.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'76/'77 43 8 7 6 (+2) 1 - - 50 (+2) 15
'75/'76 28 (+3) 14 3 (+1) 2 - - - - 31 (+4) 16
'74/'75 19 (+2) 3 - - - - - - 19 (+2) 3
'73/'74 20 (+7) 5 - - - - - - 20 (+7) 5
TOTAL 110 (+12) 30 10 (+1) 8 (+2) 1 - - 120 (+15) 39


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
JUL 1972 IN (signed youth contract)
NOV 1973 IN (signed professional contract)
27 SEP 1975 OUT Wolverhampton Wanderers
(loan)
9 AUG 1977 OUT Mansfield Town
25,000
26 OCT 1977 IN Wolverhampton Wanderers
(loan return)


full name

David Kenneth Syrett


 ENGLAND
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date of birth
20 January 1956


           
             
             
             
             
             

usual positions
centre forward

youth career
SWINDON TOWN

senior career
SWINDON TOWN
Mansfield Town
Walsall
Peterborough United
Northampton Town
Salisbury
Brackley Town