Friday Mar 27, 2009
Hard work by all concerned at TFC saw Gary Ricketts, who played and scored against Tamworth last Saturday for Hucknall, sign for the club today.
And we would like to welcome the 6ft 3inch, 34 year old Nottingham born striker to The Lamb.
Gary started his career as a youngster at Nottingham Forest before a bad car crash put his footballing on hold for about five years. Upon his recovery he joined Heanor Town in the Central Midlands League, where his prolific scoring earned him a move to Arnold Town. At Gedling Road he continued his strike rate in front of goal, and former Hucknall Town manager John Ramshaw bought him to Watnall Road in February 2001 - to join him up with former Chesterfield Striker Andy Morris and Gary was a regular in the Town side for the remainder of the 2000-2001 season and 2001-2002 but had a spell away from the club in 2002-2003 when he went to Hinckley United. However, he was back at Watnall Road in time for the 2003-2004 campaign, where he soon started firing in front of goal again. Gary was part of our 2004-2005 FA Trophy Final side, scoring plenty of important goals on the way and forming a deadly partnership with Danny Bacon. Moving away from Watnall Road again during the 2006-2007 season, Gary had a short spell at Nuneaton Borough, but he was soon back at Watnall Road again before being snapped up by The Lambs today.
[Info taken from Hucknall FC website]