First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Nicky Maynard (Striker)

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Nicky Maynard

Winsford
Squad Number: 8
Position: Striker
Born: 11th Dec 1986 (Winsford)
Signed: 31st Jan 2012 (£2,500,000)
Contract: 2Ĺ years + 1 year option
Previous Club: Bristol City

KUMB Awards: None.

A product of the highly successful Crewe Alexandra youth academy that also spawned former Hammers striker Dean Ashton, Maynard turned pro in 2005 and spent the following three years at Gresty Road where he became an instant crowd favourite, scoring 32 goals from 59 appearances.

In July 2008, Bristol City broke their transfer record to signed Maynard on a four-year contract for £2.25million. The striker immediately repaid their faith by hitting a hat-trick on his debut in a friendly against Royal Antwerp.

After a slow start to his career at Ashton Gate, Maynard soon became one of the Championship's hottest properties. A stunning volley against QPR was voted as the 2009 Football League Goal of the Season and it wasn't long before Premier League clubs began to take note of his goalscoring ability.

With less than a year of his four-year deal at Ashton Gate remaining - and with Maynard showing no signs of extending his contract - Leicester City saw a £4.75million offer rejected by the Robins in August 2011. West Ham, freshly relegated from the Premier League purportedly showed interest although no firm bid was forthcoming.

As the 2012 winter transfer window reached deadline day it was confirmed that City and United had agreed a fee, thought to be worth £2.5million, for the Winsford-born striker. Maynard was confirmed as Sam Allardyce's final capture of the window shortly before the 11pm deadline on 31st January.

 

Nicky Maynard is yet play any matches this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Swansea City

0-3: Saturday, 25th August

Did not play.

Aston Villa

1-0: Saturday, 18th August

Did not play.

Austria Wien

1-3: Saturday, 7th July

(Replaced Cole, 26)
Match notes to follow.

Blackpool

2-1: Saturday, 19th May

Did not play.

Cardiff City

3-0: Monday, 7th May

(Replaced Cole, 86)
Scored with what may just about have been his only touch. Superb finish.

Cardiff City

2-0: Thursday, 3rd May

(Replaced Collison, 86)
Brought on to see out time and chase down whatever ball came his way.

Hull City

2-1: Saturday, 28th April

(Replaced Vaz Te, 60)
Another who failed to register.

Brighton & Hove Albion

6-0: Saturday, 14th April

Did not play.

Reading

2-4: Saturday, 31st March

(Replaced Cole)
Ran around a lot to similar effect to Baldock.

Leeds United

1-1: Saturday, 17th March

Felt for Maynard as the service to him was poor. On the few occasions we got the ball to his feet, he looked dangerous. Would prefer him up front with a partner and not on his own.

Doncaster Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 10th March

Did not play.

Doncaster Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 10th March

Did not play.

Watford

1-1: Wednesday, 7th March

It was absolutely pointless having him on the pitch when the intention was to loft aerial balls in his direction - although he could have at least tried to win the occasional header.

Cardiff City

2-0: Sunday, 4th March

Got through a lot of running but really ought to have made the most of the chances that came his way.

Crystal Palace

0-0: Saturday, 25th February

Someone did inform me that heís no stranger to the lone striker role having been utilised in that manner on occasion at Bristol City. If thatís the case Iím sure the ball was played to his feet a lot more Ė especially against a pair of lumbering ox centre halves. Whatever his past clearly we werenít playing to his strengths by using him on his own.

Blackpool

4-1: Wednesday, 22nd February

Exceptional (full) debut from the from the former Bristol City frontman. His pace and liveliness caused the Blackpool defence no end of problems and took his goal well. Looks like a natural goalscorer and could play a key role in the final few months of the season.

Southampton

1-1: Tuesday, 14th February

(Replaced Cole, 65)
Was a tricky debut when he was introduced. Completely isolated up top. Looks lively and so nearly won it late on.

Millwall

2-1: Saturday, 4th February

Did not play.

Millwall

2-1: Saturday, 4th February

Did not play.
Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.

Nicky Maynard did not play for West Ham during this season.