And you are: Andy Parkinson

Last updated : 19 January 2004 By Richard Brown

Name: Andrew Parkinson

D.O.B: 27/05/1979

Place of Birth: Liverpool

Right/Left winger, striker.

Previous Clubs: Liverpool [trainee], Tranmere Rovers, Sheffield United.

Off he goes...
Parkinson was brought to Notts as the third signing of the recently-appointed Gary Mills and immediately made a name for himself in the black-and-white side of Nottingham with a debut to remember away to Wrexham last Saturday in which he managed to mark with a debut goal.

The Liverpool-born wing man with breakneck speed and neat feet began his career on Merseyside as a trainee with Anfield-giants,
Liverpool. However his time with the ‘Pool was short-lived as he crossed the river to join the other, other team of Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers.

It was here where Parkinson enjoyed the best days of his career, as he helped Rovers to the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup during the 2000/01 campaign where it took Parkinson’s former club,
Liverpool, to knock them out of the competition in front of an all-Scouse crowd of 16,342. In that run, Parky and co managed to fell Portsmouth, Everton and Southampton.

However in that very same season, the Rovers were relegated from Division One and Parkinson was doomed to spend two seasons in Division Two before his obvious talent was spotted by Neil Warnock’s First Division outfit, Sheffield United. He left
Prenton Park on a free transfer last summer after making 129 appearances for the Merseysiders, scoring 25 goals.

Parkinson however has only re-sampled the First Division on four occasions – each of which from the bench – before being released on loan to us,
Notts County.

Keep your eyes peeled for future Who Are Ya?’s as we take a look at Moroccan international and trialist with the club, Yazid Kaissi.