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Paul Tait
Nationality: Eng
Rovers apps (gls)1: 74 (19)
Date of birth: 24 October 1974
Place of birth: Newcastle upon Tyne
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Position: Forward
Date joined: July 2002
Joined from: Crewe Alexandra
Date left: June 2004
1 League appearances and goals only.

Paul Tait spent two full seasons as a Rovers player in 2002–03 and 2003–04, having signed from Crewe Alexandra in the summer of 2002. Paul is a forward, who was signed for the Pirates by manager Ray Graydon, and he was a regular in the side throughout his spell at the club, playing 74 league and 7 cup games, scoring nineteen times in the league and once in an FA Cup tie. By the time the end of his contract had been reached, the management of the club had changed, and he was released in 2004 by new manager Ian Atkins who didn't feel that he was of the required standard to remain at the club. Following his release he signed for Rochdale.

Career[]

Paul was a trainee at Everton, and was promoted to the first team squad in 1993, but after a year without any appearances to his name he left the club to join Wigan Athletic for 12 months. He then spent four years outside the Football League, with Runcorn and Northwich Victoria, before returning to the professional game with Crewe Alexandra in 1999. He was loaned to Hull City in 2001 by the Railwaymen, before joining Rovers in 2002.

After joining Rochdale from Rovers he went on to have spells at Chester City, Boston United, Southport and a second spell at Northwich Victoria. In 2008 he signed to play part time for Barrow for a year, combining the role with a coaching job at his first club, Everton.

Career stats[]

Season Club League
Apps Goals
1993–94 Everton 0 0
1994–95 Wigan Athletic 5 0
1995–96 Runcorn ? ?
1995–96 Northwich Victoria ? ?
1996–97 Northwich Victoria ? ?
1997–98 Northwich Victoria ? ?
1998–99 Northwich Victoria ? ?
1999–00 Crewe Alexandra 32 6
2000–01 Crewe Alexandra 18 0
2001–02 Crewe Alexandra 12 0
2001–02 Hull City (loan) 2 0
2002–03 Bristol Rovers 41 7
2003–04 Bristol Rovers 33 12
2004–05 Rochdale 36 2
2005–06 Rochdale 11 1
2005–06 Chester City 9 0
2006–07 Boston United 14 2
2006–07 Southport (loan) 6 0
2006–07 Southport 8 2
2007–08 Northwich Victoria 16 3
2007–08 Barrow 0 0
2008–09 Barrow 24 2
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