Andy Garner

For the comic book supervillain who appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with the alter-ego of "Andrew Garner", see Lash (comics).
Andy Garner
Personal information
Full name Andrew Garner
Date of birth (1966-03-08) 8 March 1966
Place of birth Stonebroom, England
Playing position Midfielder/Centre forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Derby County 71 (17)
1988–1992 Blackpool 160 (37)
1992–1997 Gresley Rovers
1997–2005 Burton Albion

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Andrew "Andy" Garner (born 8 March 1966) is an English retired professional footballer.

Playing career

Born in Stonebroom, Derbyshire, Garner began his career as an apprentice with Derby County in 1983. He scored some vital goals in the Rams' Division Three promotion season of 1985–86.

In August 1988, Garner joined Sam Ellis's Blackpool for £75,000. He made his debut on opening day, 27 August, in a 1–1 draw at Chester City. Jimmy Mullen took over the manager's seat for 1989–90 and moved Garner into a central-midfield position, where he went on to enjoy more success in a partnership with Paul Groves, although he couldn't help the Seasiders avoid relegation to the Football League's basement division.

After Blackpool's failure in the Fourth Division playoff final of 1990–91, Garner was the subject of intense transfer speculation, and it seemed almost certain that he would leave for pastures new. However, the proposed move fell through and he remained at the club for another season, which saw another Wembley playoff final, this time ending in success for Blackpool.

Garner managed to make only seven appearances during the 1992–93 season before joining Gresley Rovers.

Blackpool F.C. Hall of Fame

Garner was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Bloomfield Road, when it was officially opened by former Blackpool player Jimmy Armfield in April 2006.[1] Organised by the Blackpool Supporters Association, Blackpool fans around the world voted on their all-time heroes. Five players from each decade are inducted; Garner is in the 1980s.[2]


Garner is now a football coach. He has been the first-team coach at his first club, Derby County.

In 2013 Garner followed Nigel Clough to Sheffield United.[3]

After mixed results at Sheffield United, Garner would once again follow Nigel Clough and return to previous club Burton Albion in 2015 in a coaching role.[4] Subsequently, Burton Albion have achieved promotion to the Championship for the first time in their history.[5]


Derby County


Gresley Rovers


  1. Singleton, Steve, ed. (2007). Legends: The great players of Blackpool FC (1 ed.). Blackpool: Blackpool Gazette. pp. 94–97. ISBN 978-1-84547-182-8.
  2. "The Hall Of Fame – 1980's". Blackpool Supporters Association. Retrieved 2 December 2009.
  3. "Co-owners praise Morgs". SUFC. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  4. .
  5. .

Further reading

External links

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/13/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.