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Long-Serving Brooks Departs Whites For Tulips

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After Evo-Stik League South club Lincoln United and Danny Brooks parted company, manager Sam Wilkinson was quick to praise the midfielder’s contribution over the years.

United’s manager told the club`s official Pitchero website: “It’s with a heavy heart that Danny Brooks has chosen to move on. I couldn’t guarantee him game time after his loan spell with Holbeach came to an end.

“He just wants to play games, so releasing him I think is the right thing to do for him.

“He has been a great servant to the club and has been a big part of this club`s success in recent years.

“I will remember Brooksy’s last-minute goals, the one against Mickleover Sports and another trademark goal against Chasetown .

“Brooksy will be sorely missed around the dressing room by everyone. He set a great example to the younger players and his attitude is as good as it gets in non-League.

“It’s been a pleasure to play with Danny, but also to manage him. I’m sure I can speak for everyone at the club in wishing him all the best for the future.”

Brooks played over 250 games for United and scored 49 goals – a missed penalty earlier this season would have made it 50!

He made his debut under John Wilkinson in 2005, signing from Lincoln Moorlands.

He blossomed under John Ramshaw and followed him to Hednesford Town and Eastwood Town.

Brooks played a huge part in Grantham Town’s promotion and repeated that feat with Stamford AFC.

He then joined Dave Frecklington in 2013 and played a big part in United’s improvements.

He will be 32 later this year and it is right he wants to play.

He has joined league rivals Spalding United.


About Author

Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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