Doncaster born Alex was released by Norwich City at the
end of the 1998/99 season, his first season as a professional.
Earlier in his career he played for Rotherham United juniors,
Sheffield Wednesday young owls, Barnsley Under 14s and Doncaster
Boys. He is a left-sided central defender who made 5 appearances
for the Reserves in 1997/98.
Alex joined Chesterfield on trial in March 1999 with view to a
permanent move but this did not work out. He also had a trial
with Scarborough but was not successful. In mid July 1999, Yahoo's
TEAMTALK service reported that Alex was having a two week
trial with Division Three strugglers Carlisle. Although he did
well in a friendly against Berwick, Carlisle decided not to pursue
their interest preferring to spend their meagre funds on a midfielder
or striker. After a trial with Chesterfield, Alex also nearly
joined Lincoln, training with them but finances detered them from
Alex signed for Dr Martens League side Wisbech Town and then later
played for Brodsworth Welfare. In December 1999, Alex joined Unibond
Northern League side Gainsborough Trinity. Thanks to regular Flown
From The Nest contributor Richard Bland for this information.
Alex fractured his knee in a summer 2001 pre-season friendly with
Doncaster. It looked as if he might never play football again
but he returned to training with Trinity in the spring of 2002.
In August 2004, he signed for Armthorpe Welfare of the Northern
Counties East League Premier Division. In December 2004, he joined