Matthew Blinkhorn


Player Profile

Age: 36 years, 8 months

Place of Birth: Blackpool, England

Nationality: England

Position: Forward

Height: 6' 0"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jun 2009 Nov 2011 Sligo Rovers


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Matthew began his career at his hometown club, Blackpool, where he played from 2001 to 2007, making 44 league appearances in that time and scoring five times.

After a loan spell at Morcambe, during which he scored eight times in 12 appearances, he signed for the club permanently in June 2007. He spent two years at the club before being released in May of 2009, and two months later he signed for Paul Cook at Sligo Rovers.

Matthew made his debut for Sligo as a substitute in a 3-0 home defeat against Cork City on 12 July 2009 and scored his first goal for the club two weeks later in a 2-0 win over St Patrick's Athletic at the Showgrounds.

In 2010 Matthew scored the winning goal in the EA Sports Cup final as Sligo beat Monaghan United 1-0, and later that year he played in the club's FAI Cup final defeat against Sporting Fingal. He missed the 2010 Cup final through suspension but did play in the final of 2011, coming on as a 60th minute substitute as Sligo beat Shelbourne after a penalty shootout.

In January 2012 Matthew it was announced that Matthew had signed for English side York City.

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