LEE BRAD­BURY FACT­FILE

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

Born: Isle of Wight, 1975 (Age 39) 1995-1997 A striker, Brad­bury found it hard to get spot­ted and in­stead joined the Army. He was a pro­lific scorer for the Army team be­fore a trial at Portsmouth led to a pro­fes­sional con­tract. 1997-1998 Brad­bury, who rep­re­sented Eng­land U21s, im­pressed Frank Clark and the Manch­ester City boss forked out £3m for his ser­vices. But the club strug­gled and af­ter rel­e­ga­tion he moved to Crys­tal Palace for £1.5m 1998-2004 Hav­ing moved back to Pom­pey, his ca­reer was halted when he needed a knee re­con­struc­tion. Af­ter loan moves he was back for Portsmouth’s pro­mo­tion run-in. 2004-2007 Had spells at Wals all, Ox­ford United and Southend United, be­fore he joined Bournemouth. 2007-2011 Of­ten ut­lised as a right-back, he won League Two pro­mo­tion be­fore mov­ing into the Cher­ries’ dug-out. 2011-present Nar­rowly missed out on pro­mo­tion in the League One play­offs. Be­came Ha­vant & Water­looville boss in 2012.

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