Loan Signings XI

Last updated : 26 October 2007 By Andy Beill
Nick Culkin
On loan from Manchester United, Culkin conceded just one goal in four appearances. The highlight of his short stay was the penalty save away to Leyton Orient that earned him his third clean sheet in as many games. Went on to play for Bristol Rovers, Livingstone and QPR.

David Norton
Formerly of Aston Villa, Norton joined on loan from Notts County midway through the 90/91 season, making 15 appearances before being signed permanently in the summer. He made a further 134 league starts, both in midfield and at right-back, and was occasional captain of the side.

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Danny Mills (Photo © Corred)
Danny Mills
England's first choice right-back at the World Cup four years prior to his move to City was known as a hardman in the Premiership, but City fans got to see what an excellent footballer he was as well. He played 9 games in a two-month loan spell (sitting out of one game due to suspension), and was set to extend his stay but suffered a shin injury and had missed the rest of the season.

Matthew Bound
Joined from Premiership club Southampton early in the 93/94 season to make 7 appearances - 5 of which ended in wins for the Tigers, one was drawn and just one was lost. He even got on the scoresheet in the 4-3 win at Cardiff. When he returned to the Saints, Lee Warren took his place in the City side that then lost 4 of its following 6 matches.

Andy Holt
Played a big part in helping City to the Division Three play-offs in 2000/01, making 10 starts, scoring the equaliser away to Torquay and the winner at home to Scunthorpe. He also played in both play-off games, but had to go off injured in the first half of the second leg at Leyton Orient - after which City conceded twice and Orient went through to the Final. He then signed permanently for £150,000, and despite not impressing quite so much in the following two seasons, he finally enjoyed success in 2003/04. In one of his 8 starts that season he scored a memorable goal against Lincoln at the KC Stadium, and he was often used as a substitute by Peter Taylor to come on and help make the points - and promotion - safe.

Mark Bonner
Following four straight defeats, Bonner joined on loan from Cardiff, scored the only goal in the win against Rotherham, got injured and returned to his club, while City lost just one of their next 9 games. One game, one goal - Mark Bonner was the unsung hero of the 'Great Escape' season of 98/99.

David Rocastle
A former England international and Arsenal hero, 'Rocky' joined on loan from Chelsea in the 97/98 season. His impact was immediate; he made his debut on 11th October and guided City to only their second win of the season, a 3-0 thrashing of Scarborough at Boothferry Park. He scored his only goal in 10 appearances in that game before returning to Chelsea. For a man who played in so few games for the club, the sadness felt by fans when he died less than four years later was testament to the impact he had, although fans the nation-wide joined in that.

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Jon Walters (Photo © Trev Holmes)
Jon Walters
As the 2002/03 season went on, relegation was becoming a scary possibility following a run of 7 games without a win. That was until Jon Walters made his debut in the game at Carlisle, inspiring City to a 5-1 win in which he scored twice. He scored a total of 5 goals in 11 games as Peter Taylor's side managed to end the season on a positive note and stay clear of relegation. He signed permanently in February of the following season, coming off the bench in his first game back to score the winner against York, and he was among those celebrating promotion at Yeovil three months later.

Michael Reddy
Probably the only player to have scored more goals than games started. With Lawrie Dudfield and Gary Alexander keeping him out of the team, Reddy had to make his mark from the bench, and he did so scoring three goals in four substitute appearances and just one start.

Dean Windass
City were just one place above the relegation zone when Windass made his return after eleven years away. He scored 8 goals in 15 games, including the winner at Cardiff which effectively kept City up.

Ian Ormondroyd
A 6'5" forward on loan from Leicester who scored 6 goals in 10 games for City in the 94/95 season.