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Wayne Biggins

Wayne Biggins
Norwich Career: 1985-1988 (97 appearances, 21 goals)
Current Club:
Date of Birth: 20/11/1961
Nationality: English


"Bertie" Biggins can owe it to Norwich City and manager Ken Brown for a turnabout in his career which took him from non-league football with Matlock Town and King's Lynn to top flight football with the Canaries and later Celtic. Originally with Lincoln City, he made just eight appearances before being released. Working as a hod carrier on a building site during the week, Wayne did not abandon his footballing career and played for Matlock Town and King's Lynn. Former Norwich manager John Bond signed him for Burnley in February 1984 and he responded with 29 goals in 78 appearances. He joined Norwich in October 1985 and his goalscoring partnership with Kevin Drinkall helped Norwich to the Division Two championship and promotion to top flight football.

He joined Manchester City in 1988, then managed by a former Canary Mel Machin . 9 goals in 32 appearances led to a transfer to Stoke City where he flourished under Lou Macari's management. 46 goals in 122 games for the Potteries side led to a £100,000 move to Joe Jordan's Celtic in November 1993. Four months later, he returned to Stoke. A loan spell at Luton Town was followed by a transfer to Oxford United. Ten games and Wayne was on his travels again. Springfield Park, Wigan was his destination. Wayne's goals contributed to Wigan Athletic's 1996/97 Division Three championship under the management of John Deehan, yet another former Canary. He was given a free transfer in the summer of 1997 and on 21st August, he joined non-league side Leek Town. After a successful year with Leek, Wayne moved on to Stocksbridge Park Steels of the Unibond Northern League. At the end of October 2001, Wayne became Stocksbridge's Assistant Manager. He stepped up to the manager's position on the 17th April 2002 with the resignation of the incumbent. Wayne also runs a pallets business.

A poor run of form in the autumn of 2003 and a lowly league position led to Wayne and Stocksbridge parting company after the 2-2 home draw with Farsley Celtic on 18th November 2003

In March 2004, he signed for Northern Counties East League side Buxton Town, for whom he will also do some coaching. In December 2004, Buxton announced
the resignations of both manager Ronnie Wright and director of football Kenny Johnson. Biggins took charge of the team for their match with Selby on 11th December 2004. Whether he applied for the permanent post is unknown as Buxton appointed former Bradford player Nicky Law as their new manager in January 2005. Wayne has since left Buxton.

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