Andy Gurney(Defence / Midfield)
|Former Bristol Rovers and Swindon Town defender Andy Gurney was the first summer signing of 2007. Something of a utility player, Andy joined the Hawks in an attacking midfield role, although he his equally adept as a right back.
The 33 year old started his career in 1992 as a trainee at Bristol Rovers, making over 100 first team appearances through a five year tenure before moving to Torquay and then on to Reading in a £100,000 move in 1999. From Reading he signed for Swindon in 2001, playing over 140 games in three seasons, and returned to the side in 2005 after a two year tenure at Swansea City.
Having made almost 500 career appearances, he retired from full time league football in July 2006 while recovering from an ankle injury. Last season he started a non-league career at Clevedon Town, then joining Weston-super-Mare in February. With the Seagulls he played 10 of the side’s last 12 games, scoring three goals.
Gurney rejoined Weston in December 2007 having made 15 appearances for the Hawks.