Dean Moxey

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It was late 2003 when Dean Moxey made his City debut aged just 17 in an away victory at Accrington Stanley. In a thin squad, hit hard by depleted finances, Dean quickly became a key player due to his incredible versatility. A year on from making his debut, Dean scored perhaps the most important goal in the club’s history, smacking a 50-yard home in the FA Cup against Doncaster, setting up that famous third round tie against Manchester United. Once the club’s finances were settled by that United match Dean and City pushed on, with the arrival of Paul Tisdale as manager bringing back-to-back Conference play-off finals. Dean missed the loss to Morecambe in 2007 but the 2008 final against Cambridge saw the left-back provide the crucial cross for Rob Edwards to score, and City won 1-0. Dean played 46 times in his debut Football League season, scoring six goals as City finished second to secure back-to-back promotions. His form caught the attention of Championship side Derby County and they swooped to sign the defender. Dean moved again in 2011 to Crystal Palace where he was promoted to the Premier League after beating Watford 1-0 in the Championship play-off final. After one season in the Premier League with Palace and three with Bolton in League One, Dean returned to City in 2017, helping the club reach two more play-off finals. He’s currently at Torquay United, pushing for the fifth promotion of his illustrious career.