LIT­TLE FACTFILE

The Football League Paper - - GOOD BAD & UGLY: GLEN LITTLE -

Born: Wim­ble­don, 1975 (Age 38) 1994-97: Lit­tle be­gan his ca­reer with Crys­tal Palace, but couldn’t break into the first team. He went to Derry City on loan where he made his first se­nior de­but. In 1996-97, Lit­tle had a suc­cess­ful sea­son with Glen­toran, win­ning the Ir­ish Cup and scor­ing the win­ning goal. He made 75 ap­pear­ances and scored 26 goals.

1997-04: Burn­ley were the next team to ac­quire Lit­tle’s sig­na­ture for a fee of £100,000. He was a r egu­lar on the teamsheet on the right wing, play­ing 246 games and scor­ing 32 goals.

2004-08: Lit­tle joined Read­ing and be­came one of the vi­tal play­ers in their Cham­pi­onship ti­tle-win­ning squad of 2005-06. An Achilles in­jury wrecked his Premier League sea­son and the Roy­als were rel­e­gated.

2008-09: Joined Portsmouth on a oneyear con­tract, where he had a place in the start­ing XI against AC Mi­lan in the fa­mous 2-2 Europa League match. How­ever, he didn’t se­cure a per­ma­nent start­ing place, so moved back on loan to Read­ing for the end of the sea­son. 2009-10: Sh­effield United, where he spent a year, mak­ing 16 ap­pear­ances. 2010-11: Alder­shot Town where he played 14 times, scor­ing one goal in an in­jury-rav­aged spell. 2011-13: After a trial with Wrex­ham, Lit­tle was ini­tially un­able to se­cur e a con­tract be­cause of the club’s poor fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion. Even­tu­ally he signed and was in­volved as Wrex­ham beat Grimsby Town on penal­ties to lift the FA Trophy. He also came on as a sub­sti­tute in the Con­fer­ence play-off fi­nal two months later, as the Dragons lost to New­port County. 2013-present: Lit­tle signed for Weald­stone FC. He had a suc­cess­ful sea­son, win­ning the Ryman League and mak­ing 28 ap­pear­ances, scor­ing four goals. Lit­tle then signed for Hey­bridge Swifts, but left after a month to follow man­ager Jody Brown to Grays Ath­letic.

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