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Gary Silk : biography

13 September 1984 -

Gary Lee Silk (born 13 September 1984) is an English professional footballer who plays as a right back and is without a club.

He has previously played for Portsmouth, Barnet, Wycombe Wanderers, Boston United, Notts County, Mansfield Town and Grimsby Town.


Grimsby Town

  • Lincolnshire Senior Cup: Winner, 2011–12



Born in Newport, Isle of Wight, Silk started his career as a youth player at Portsmouth. He made his professional debut as a player in December 2003 whilst on loan at Barnet, and since spent much of season 2004/05 on loan at Wycombe Wanderers. He was a presence in Wycombe's quarter-final Football League Trophy run of 2004–05.

Notts County

At the end of the 2005–06 season he was released by Portsmouth and joined Notts County, before being released on 13 May 2008.

Mansfield Town

He joined their neighbours Mansfield Town and soon became a fans favourite at Field Mill. He won every player of the year award available and signed a two-year deal with the Stags despite having an offer from a Football League club. Retrieved 7 June 2011

Grimsby Town

In June 2011, he left Mansfield Town after three seasons, to join Grimsby Town, he would become Grimsby's first new signing for 2011–12. Retrieved 7 June 2011. After an injury plagued season in which Silk only featured 24 times in the league he was released by the club on 3 May 2012.,,10417~2757312,00.html

Boston United

In July 2012 he joined Lincoln City on trial. In August he signed a one year deal with Jason Lee's Boston United. Following a managerial change at the club, new United boss Graham Drury released Silk on 12 February 2013 after his university commitments had prevented him from training on thursday nights. Drury added "I need all my players to train on thursday nights". Silk played 26 times for The Pilgirms and made his final appearance against local rivals Gainsborough Trinity.

On 14 March it was announced on the Boston United website that Silk, who's registration had never been cancelled, was being brought back to the club by new manager Dennis Greene. Silk was released by Boston for a second time at the end of the 2012–13 season.

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