Harrogate Town AFC
|Date of Birth: |
|Place of birth:|
Sheffield United FC
|2007 (on loan)|
Torquay United FC
|2008 (on loan)|
|2009 (on loan)|
Alfreton Town FC
|2010 (on loan)|
Kidderminster Harriers FC
Hinckley United FC
Harrogate Town FC
|2015 (on loan) |
Hednesford Town FC
Tell us something about yourself…
Who are the most important people within football environment? And why ?
I would say everyone at the club players, coaching staff, Fans, they all play a big part and will all want the same things… success for their football club.
Lloyd you began your career as a trainee with Sheffield United FC. How did you get into the youth of Sheffield United FC ? And who helped you the most ?
I signed for Sheffield United Academy at 11 and managed to work my way through the age groups and eventually signed a scholarship, followed by my first professional contract. I was lucky enough to work with some great coaches at Sheffield United Kevin Fogg, Ron Reid and Scott Sellars to name a few. They all helped me progress as a player and as a person.
In February 2007, you was loaned out to Torquay United FC. What can you remember about your first team debut with Torquay United?
I was 18 at the time when I went on loan to Torquay and I loved every minute. Keith Curle was the manager for the short spell I was there and he gave me the opportunity to get my first taste of first team football. Making my football league debut was a very special moment and one I won’t forget.
In 2008 you signed by your hometown club Chesterfield FC. How important was that moment for you ?
Signing for my home town club meant a lot to me and I wore the shirt with pride, I’ve got some great memories of the time I was at Chesterfield, And I was gutted when my time at the club came to an end.
After two seasons you was released by Chesterfield FC, and signed for Hinckley United FC. Did you noticed a lot of difference between these clubs?
Yes there was a big difference between the clubs and how they were run, which was expected going from a League Two club to a National League North club and it was a shock at first, I had to adjust, it was a totally different environment going from training every day to twice a week but also the style of football, however i did enjoy my 2 seasons at Hinckley and started to enjoy my football again, i got my confidence back and I won player of season twice in my 2 seasons there.
You have played at several football clubs and several leagues. At which club did you learned the most?
I’ve learned plenty at all the clubs I’ve been at and as I’ve got older I’ve tried to use the experiences I’ve been through to help me improve as a player.
What were your highs and lows during your football career?
So far I would say the highs:
– First professional contract at Sheffield United
– Football league debut for Torquay United
– Scoring my first league goal at Torquay
– Signing for my home town club & scoring my first goal there.
– Getting promoted with Harrogate Town
– Getting released at Chesterfield
– Ruptured ACL
– Double fracture to cheekbone and eye socket
Lloyd, what is your ultimate dream for after your football career ?
Like most footballers I’d love to stay in the game in some capacity, but I’m also open to learn new skills and venture into something completely different.