Terry Evans

Terry Evans in Profile

by Chairboys on the Net
Born: Hammersmith 12 April 1965
Playing Career:
Hillingdon Boro until May 1985
Brentford July 1985-Aug 1993 285 apps-30 goals
Wycombe W Aug 1993-May 1997 157 apps-19 goals
Kingstonian Aug 1997-May 1998
'Big Tel' was first brought to Wycombe by Martin O'Neill on a six week loan. His first appearance in a Wycombe shirt was a disaster. In an eventful midweek victory at Hereford, Evans was brought on as substitute and booked within a few minutes. O'Neill was persuaded to persevere and it paid off as Evans became a regular in the centre of defence and a firm favourite with the Wycombe fans when his move became permanent. Injury in an AutoWindscreens Semi-Final at Fulham in February 1994 robbed Evans of the chance of a place in the team for the play-off final at Wembley but Evans returned the following season to become Club Captain.

The 6'4" giant's only other Football League club was Brentford where he captained The Bees to the 1992 Division Three Championship. It was during his time at Griffin Park that he first teamed up with Neil Smillie.

A crop of injuries limited his appearance under Alan Smith and John Gregory and the latter reluctantly decided to let him go at the end of the 1996/97 campaign. Evans joined Isthmian League Kingstonian - teaming up other ex-blues Matt Crossley and Gary Patterson - and he led them to promotion to the Conference in his first season.

Neil Smillie brought Evans back to Adams Park at the start of the 1998/99 season as Youth Team Physio but ironically Smillie's departure on January 11th 1999 gave Evans the chance as Caretaker Manager. Despite the arrival of new manager Lawrie Sanchez in February 1999 and his new Assistant Terry Gibson, Evans was retained as part of the Management team. He remained in his position as Youth Team physio until handing in his notice in March 2004.

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