Scott Lindsey

Scott Lindsey
Personal information
Full name Scott Lindsey
Date of birth (1972-05-04) 4 May 1972
Place of birth Walsall, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Forest Green Rovers (assistant manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Goole Town
1991–1992 Stafford Rangers 11 (0)
1992–1993 Burton Albion
1993–1994 Sutton Coldfield Town
1993–1994 Tamworth 14 (0)
1993–1994 Bridlington Town
1994–1995 Gillingham 12 (0)
1995–1997 Dover Athletic 58 (2)
1997–1998 Sittingbourne
Ashford Town
199?–2000 Canvey Island
1999–2001 Gravesend & Northfleet
2001–2002 Welling United
2002–2006 Folkestone Invicta
2005–2006 Maidstone United
2007–2008 Sittingbourne
2008–2009 Folkestone Invicta
2013–2014 Tamworth 0 (0)
Teams managed
2010 Lincoln City (caretaker)
2013–2014 Tamworth (assistant)
2014–2016 Swindon Town U18
2016– Forest Green Rovers (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:23, 19 July 2014 (UTC).

Scott Lindsey (born 4 May 1972) is an English former footballer. He played as a midfielder in the Football League for Gillingham and currently works as the assistant manager at Forest Green Rovers. He is the son of footballer Keith Lindsey.

Playing career

Lindsey started his career with Goole Town before signing for Football Conference side Stafford Rangers and then having spells with Burton Albion and Sutton Coldfield Town.

He joined Tamworth, debuting in the 2–1 Southern Football League Midland division victory at Evesham United on 30 August 1993.[1] He went on to make a total of 22 appearances for the club,[2] 14 in the Southern Football League, before departing after a final appearance as a substitute in the 2–1 home league victory over Leicester United on 4 December 1993.[3] He moved on to join Bridlington Town before signing for Gillingham in July 1994.

The son of the former Gillingham right-back Keith Lindsey, "he is a chip off the old block in the same position and for the same club"[4] he made his Football League debut for the club in the 1–0 home defeat to Carlisle United on 31 December 1994[5] and going on to make 12 appearances in the league that season. However, he failed to make the Gills team at the start of the following season and moved on to join Dover Athletic in October 1995 spending the next two seasons with the club before moving on to Sittingbourne and Ashford Town.

Later career

He played for Canvey Island, scoring his first goal for the club in a 3–0 Isthmian League First Division home victory over Wembley on 23 January 1999,[6] before being released in September 1999[7] and joining Gravesend & Northfleet where he remained until spending the 2001–2002 season with Welling United. In July 2002 he joined Folkestone Invicta, making his 100th start for the club in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Replay at home to Harrow Borough on 5 October 2004.[8]

In January 2006 he joined Maidstone United debuting in the 2–0 Kentish Observer Football League Cup Group C victory at VCD Athletic on 24 January 2006.[9] He joined Sittingbourne in March 2008, debuting as a second-half substitute in the 2–1 Isthmian League Division One South home defeat to Croydon Athletic on 8 March 2008.[10] In June 2008, he rejoined Folkestone Invicta as a coach whilst also signing as a player largely as cover.[11] He left the club in January 2009 to become Technical Development Coach at Gillingham where his role was to set up Development Centres in and around Kent for young children whilst also working at the club's Centre of Excellence in Canterbury with the Under 9s right through to the Under 16s.[12] Following the appointment of Chris Sutton as manager of Lincoln City at the end of September 2009, Lindsey was appointed first-team coach at the club.[13] On 18 May 2011 he departed Sincil Bank with his contract being cancelled by mutual consent following the Club's relegation from The Football League.[14]

He was appointed as the under 18s manager at Swindon Town in the summer of 2014.[15] In June 2016 though he left Swindon to take on the role of assistant manager at Forest Green Rovers.[16]

Managerial statistics

As of 17 October 2010.
Team Nat From To Record
Lincoln City (caretaker)  England 30 September 2010 17 October 2010 310233.3
Total 310233.3


  1. "Game Info for Tamworth vs Evesham United on 30/08/1993". Tamworth F.C. Heritage Website. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  2. "Player Info- Scott Lindsey". Tamworth F.C. Heritage Website. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  3. "Game Info for Tamworth vs Leicester United on 04/12/1993". Tamworth F.C. Heritage Website. Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  4. Barry J Hugman (Editor), The 1995–96 Official P.F.A. Footballers Factfile, pp.126, Stanley Paul 1995.
  5. Jack Rollin (Editor), Rothmans Football Yearbook 1995–96, pp.168–169, Headline 1995.
  6. "Soccer: Canvey win and Billericay fight hard for points". Evening Echo. 25 January 1999. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  7. "Soccer: Big Wembley date is booked by Jones". Evening Echo. 29 September 1999. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  8. "Landmark for Invicta duo". Non-League Daily. 11 October 2004. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  9. "VCD Athletic 0–2 Maidstone United". Maidstone United F.C. 24 January 2006. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  10. "Full-time report: Sittingbourne 1 Croydon Athletic 2". Sittingbourne F.C. 8 March 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  11. "Lindsey in, Kola out at Invicta". Your Shepway News. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  12. "Lindso on a great opportunity". Folkestone Invicta F.C. 11 January 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  13. "Lincoln City appoint Scott Lindsey as coach". Lincolnshire Echo. 1 October 2009. Retrieved 5 May 2010.
  14. "Scott Lindsey departs". Lincoln City F.C. 18 May 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
  15. "Lindsey is loving adventure with League One Swindon Town". Tamworth Herald. 20 August 2014.
  16. "Scott Lindsey, Steve Hale and Tom Huelin depart Swindon Town to join up with Mark Cooper at Forest Green Rovers as chief scout Sam Jewell heads to Brighton". Swindon Advertiser. 2 June 2016.

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