In an eighteen year career, he never made it to the top flight but he did appear in over 600 matches with just 4 squads including Hartlepool United, Halifax Town, Bolton Wanderers, and Blackpool.
He made his debut with Hartlepool United in 1978.
He later became a manager and led Hull City to The Championship.
He has married three times with his third wife being Karen.
As manager, he was able to sign Jozy Altidore in 2009.