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Paul Groves

Full name: Paul Groves
Birthdate: 28.02.1966
Birthplace: Derby
Position: Midfielder
Joined from: Burton Albion
Signed by: David Pleat
Nationality: England
First game: Huddersfield Town, 02.05.1988
Last game: Crystal Palace, 06.05.1989
Games: 19 (8 starts + 11 subs)
Goals: 2
  • Player profile

    Groves, an attacking midfielder, spent his relatively short stint at City as a squad player, being moved out on loan to Lincoln City as he failed to make an impact before securing a permanent move away from Filbert Street to Blackpool after making just seven league starts for the Foxes.

    After playing for Belper Town and Burton Albion, Groves got his shot at higher-level football with City when David Pleat signed him in April 1988. He made a bright enough start, becoming the first City substitute to score on his debut when he netted against Huddersfield Town.

    But his performances couldn't get him regular action in his first full season at the club, instead going on loan to Sincil Bank before Blackpool took a punt on him permanently. It was with Grimsby Town where he really flourished, however, and made such an impression on Town boss Alan Buckley that he followed him to West Brom before returning to Grimsby as a player-coach.

    He was loaned out to Scunthorpe United before signing a permanent deal with York City and finishing his playing days at Stafford Rangers, where he was also assistant manager.

  • Seasons

    League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
    Season Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
    1987-88Division Two (old)11--------11
    1987_371_
    1988-89Division Two (old)15-1-11--1-181
    1988_371_
    Total1611-11--1-19 2
    _371_

    Appearances

    DateCompetitionOppositionResultStartSubGoals
    1 02.05.1988 Division Two (old) Huddersfield Town (H) 3 - 0 1
    2 08.10.1988 Division Two (old) Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 1 - 0
    3 15.10.1988 Division Two (old) Stoke City (H) 2 - 0
    4 22.10.1988 Division Two (old) Leeds United (A) 1 - 1
    5 08.11.1988 Members Cup 1 Watford (A) 0 - 2
    6 03.12.1988 Division Two (old) Oldham Athletic (A) 1 - 1
    7 10.12.1988 Division Two (old) Sunderland (H) 3 - 1
    8 14.12.1988 League Cup 4 rep Nottingham Forest (A) 1 - 2 1
    9 17.12.1988 Division Two (old) Barnsley (A) 0 - 3
    10 31.12.1988 Division Two (old) Blackburn Rovers (H) 4 - 0
    11 02.01.1989 Division Two (old) Ipswich Town (A) 0 - 2
    12 07.01.1989 FA Cup 3 Manchester City (A) 0 - 1
    13 21.01.1989 Division Two (old) West Bromwich Albion (A) 1 - 1
    14 11.02.1989 Division Two (old) Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 1 - 1
    15 18.02.1989 Division Two (old) Leeds United (H) 1 - 2
    16 25.02.1989 Division Two (old) Stoke City (A) 2 - 2
    17 28.02.1989 Division Two (old) Swindon Town (A) 1 - 2
    18 04.03.1989 Division Two (old) Walsall (H) 1 - 0
    19 06.05.1989 Division Two (old) Crystal Palace (H) 2 - 2
  • Transfers

    Club Fee Date
    IN  Burton Albion £12,000 18.04.1988
    OUT  Lincoln City On loan 20.08.1989
    OUT  Blackpool £60,000 25.01.1990
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