Jordan Connerton has had an eventful time since he left Lancaster City in May 2010. ADAM LORD spoke to him about Dario Gradi, hernias and Iceland.
WHEN Lancaster City fans bid farewell to goalscoring sensation Jordan Connerton, they probably didn’t think he’d end up in the Icelandic Premier Division.
But that’s what happened to the former Central Lancaster High School pupil, as he was loaned to IBV by parent club Crewe in a bid to regain fitness and get some games under his belt after a frustrating first season in the professional game.
Connerton, who returned from Iceland on Saturday, said: “I’m not quite sure how Crewe and IBV are linked but they have been for years and over the last seven or eight years, a few players from Crewe have gone across to play in the English off-season.
“I was out there roughly two and a half months. I was scheduled to stay longer but a recurrence of an injury means I’ve come home sooner.
“The standard (of football in Iceland) is better than I thought, It’s a lot more physical and technically not as good as League 2 but there are some good players over here.”
Connerton is another one of Lancaster City assistant manager Phil Brown’s Myerscough College students and made his City debut at the age of just 16 in the 2006-2007 season when the Dolly Blues went into administration.
See the Lancaster Guardian (14-07-11) for full story.