The Ryman Football League
Published 9th June 2012
.....Tottenham Hotspur, Dagenham & Redbridge, Rushden & Diamonds and Bishop`s Stortford goalkeeper Nick Eyre.
Eyre has represented England at both Schoolboy and under-17 levels. He began his career as a six-month apprentice at Spurs before signing a two-and-a-half-year professional contract that kept him at the club until May 2005.
Having made fifteen reserve team appearances and one subs bench appearance for the first-team as understudy to then England`s number one Paul Robinson, Eyre was released and made his way into the Football Conference in search of first-team football with Grays Athletic.
During this time he played twenty-five games and a handful in both the FA Trophy and FA Cup and helped the club to a third-place finish in their first season as a Conference Premier club and a second consecutive Trophy win.
During the pre-season of 2006 he was allowed to leave in search of more regular football and after a successful trial signed for Rushden & Diamonds for whom he became the first choice and played a further twenty-five games, winning the player of the month awards for October and November, also earning a call-up to the England `C` squad.
A change of manager saw the termination of his short-term contract and a brief month`s trial spell at Histon before a move to then Conference Premier leaders Dagenham & Redbridge, who went on to win the league comfortably.
The following season Eyre moved to St Albans City, again to further gain first-team experience, and was voted player of the month for August, September and December and was loaned to his former club Grays where he played the twelve of the remaining fifteen games of that season before an ankle ligament injury forced him to miss the end of the season.
Eyre then played for Bishop`s Stortford the Conference North and continued to gain valuable experience at a strong level.
Having won both the fans and players` player of the season in 2008/09 season, Eyre stayed loyal to Bishop`s Stortford for the following season and became club captain midway through October 2009.
Eyre signed for Chelmsford City in the Conference South and added strength to an already strong squad.