Gavin Worboys was a young player with Notts County when he played a few games on loan for Exeter City. Having started with Doncaster Rovers he also played for Darlington and Northampton Town after his time at St James’ Park.
Gavin was a trainee with Doncaster Rovers, his hometown club, and signed a full contract in April 1992. Having had just seven league outings, scoring twice, he signed for Notts County in May 1992 for a fee of £100,000 but never played a league match for his new club.
Loaned by the Meadow Lane club to Exeter City in December 1993, Gavin made his Grecians’ debut at York on 11 December 1993 and scored in his next game against Brentford together with fellow loanee Simon Davies. Playing four more times for City, he returned to Nottingham after Christmas and eventually moved on to Darlington in November 1994.
Scoring eight times in 41 league games Gavin enjoyed his most productive time in professional football when with the Quakers ahead of finishing his Football League career with thirteen games for Northampton Town between January and May 1996. Settling back in the Doncaster area he then played for Bradford Park Avenue, Eastwood Town, Hatfield Main, Armthorpe Welfare, Hucknall Town and, from October 2001, Armthorpe Welfare (again) by which time he was working for the police.
On 30 October 1999 Gavin returned to Exeter in the colours of Eastwood Town for an FA Cup tie.