Jamie Cook joined Boro’ in February 2003 from Boston United; immediately making a positive impact at Broadhall Way down our left hand side. Not since the departure of Adrian Clarke had we found someone to attack the wings and deliver a half-decent cross. It left the paltry attempts of Scott Houghton and Michael Blackwood in the dustbin of history.
With more than 100 appearances at Football League level, Cook added seven starts and six substitute outings at Boro’ to his resume; ending the 2003-4 season as one of our top-rated players. For whatever reason lay behind his departure, it’s made more inexplicable by his form at Crawley Town and then re-signing for Oxford United in the years to come. Sometimes players and clubs don’t quite match up, however, and Cookie is one that got away from Broadhall Way.
Jamie Cook: After Boro’
Cook’s first port of call after us was actually Witney Town; a club at which he dazzled. His contribution helping attract the notice of Rushden & Diamonds. After that came his time at Crawley and Oxford; returning to the Red Devils for a year in 2010 after just one campaign at the Kassam. Then came a move down the pyramid to Bath City, followed by a nice spell at Oxford City. Last time we looked, however, we found Cook playing for North Leigh.
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