Experienced defender Gary Warren made one league appearance for Exeter City as a late substitute. He arrived from Yeovil, moved to Torquay and later returned to the north of Scotland where he’d previously played for Inverness Caledonian Thistle. One of his few Exeter games was the EFL Trophy semi-final at Portsmouth.
Gary made his debut for Mangotsfield United aged eighteen and played whilst a sports studies student at Southampton University. He then continued his studies at Bath University and played for Team Bath where Paul Tisdale was coach in Gary’s first season. He also represented Great Britain in the World University Games.
Gary joined Newport County in 2009 and appeared in the 2012 FA Trophy final. With Football League clubs also interested, Gary agreed a deal with Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2012. He ended up staying for six seasons and appearing over 200 times, missing both a Scottish League Cup final and a Scottish FA Cup final because of suspension.
Bristol-born Gary moved closer home when he joined Yeovil Town in 2018 and was with the club when they were relegated from the Football League. This brought Gary to Exeter City in June 2019 and he made his Grecians debut as an added-time substitute against Macclesfield on 3 August 2019. He wasn’t to appear in the league for City again and, after League Cup and EFL Trophy games, spent a month on loan at Torquay United at the start of 2020. Gary then returned to St James Park and played in the EFL Trophy semi-final at Portsmouth on 18 February 2020 prior to leaving City at the end of the season.
Gary joined Torquay United on a permanent basis in July 2020 appearing in sixteen league games during 2020/21. He left Plainmoor at the end of the season and, in July 2021, signed for Tiverton Town where he was already youth team manager. After playing for Tiverton in 2021/22 Gary moved to Ross County in a youth academy role. With a teaching qualification, and having worked at South Devon College, Gary appeared ideally qualified for this position.
Back in the north of Scotland, Gary also signed for Highland League club Clachnacuddin for the 2022/23 season.