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GAVIN
GRANT
(Forward)
Born: 27 Mar 1984
Where: London
Joined Wycombe: June 2008 from Millwall (Free).
Contracted terminated June 2009.
Wycombe Debut: Wycombe 1 Morecambe 1 - 9 Aug 2008 - League Two
Last game: Grimsby 1 Wycombe 1 - 11 Oct 2008 - League Two
Gavin Grant
Career summary at Wycombe
12 appearances - no goals
Career Details * indicates loan spell
Date Club League
Apps
League
goals
Cup
Apps
Cup
Goals
Jul04-Dec05 Tooting & Mitcham 16 10 NA NA
Dec05-May06 Gillingham 1(9) 1 0(0) 0
May06-Jun08 Millwall 1(3) 0 2(1) 0
Jan07-Mar07 Grays Athletic(*) 7(0) 3 1(0) 0
Sep07-Dec07 Grays Athletic(*) 9(7) 2 0(0) 0
Feb08-Apr08 Stevenage Boro(*) 12(2) 7 0(0) 0
2008/2009 Wycombe Wanderers 9(1) 0 1(1) 0
Background: Picked out of non-League by Gillingham and was given his Football League debut on 10th December 2005 when he came on as a late substitute in The Gills 3-0 home victory over Port Vale. Mainly restricted to further sub appearances but scored his only Football League goal when he netted the equaliser in The Gills 1-1 home draw with Rotherham on 28th January 2006. Following a trial with Millwall, signed for The Lions in the summer of 2006 and made a handful of appearances before spending a two month loan spell with Grays Athletic in the Conference - the loan being cut short due to Grant being arrested on suspicion of murder. He was later aquitted of the charges and returned for a further loan spell with Grays the following season before Peter Taylor signed him on loan for Stevenage Borough for the final two months of the 2007/8 season. It was during this spell that his seven goals in a dozen starts for Boro impressed Taylor enough for him to make him a permanent signing for Wycombe following his release from Millwall in the summer of 2008. Commenting at the time of the signing, Taylor said, "He's got bags of potential and he's a good finisher. He's got an eye for goal, he's quick, he's an athlete and he will get better. He did well at Stevenage. His scoring record speaks for itself and he gets in the positions to score goals." Meanwhile, Grant added, "He's a very good manager. He knows what he wants and how to get it, and promotion is definitely the aim this season."
Was mysteriously left out of the Wycombe squad in October 2008 and subsequently never appeared again for the Wanderers. It was much later revealed that the player had been re-charged with the murder offence. The trial eventually came to a verdict in July 2010, where Grant was found guilty and sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in prison. Prior to the verdict he played briefly again under Peter Taylor at Bradford City.
External links:
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