Starting his professional career with Mansfield Town, Stuart Storer had enjoyed a productive spell at Bolton Wanderers before appearing in nearly eighty league games for Exeter City. Leaving St James’ Park, he moved on to Brighton and Hove Albion where he played over 140 league games to round off a 350-game Football League career.
Joining Mansfield Town as a trainee in 1983, Stuart made a solitary substitute appearance for the Stags before signing for Birmingham City in July 1984 where he only made nine appearances in three years. Then, somewhat surprisingly, Stuart was signed by Everton in March 1987 where he failed to make the first team before, after a short loan stint at Wigan Athletic, moving to Bolton Wanderers in December 1987. Finally finding his feet with the Lancashire club, Stuart enjoyed five years at Burnden Park making 123 league appearances (scoring 12 goals) before a March 1993 move to Exeter City.
Arriving at St James’ Park in a £25,000 deal, the pacey Stuart made his debut at Chester City on 27 March 1993 scoring in a 3-0 win. Adding three more goals that season, he netted twice from 44 league games in City’s 1993/94 relegation season with another two coming in the next campaign before his March 1995 departure for Brighton in a £15,000 transfer.
Scoring in the last-ever game at the Goldstone Ground and featuring in some dramatic encounters, Stuart made 142 league appearances (11 goals) for the Sussex club before leaving for Atherstone United in August 1999 ahead of turning out for Kettering Town, Chesham United and Hinckley United for whom he played at the age of forty. Subsequently, whilst teaching sport at colleges in the Coventry area, Stuart took on management positions back at Hinckley United and at Bedworth United.
Appearances as Substitute
|Item: Stuart Storer | 1993