David Bridges, a 25-year-old stylish midfielder, signed for Stevenage Borough in May 2008 after deciding to leave newly-promoted Kettering Town. The player came with a surprising amount of experience for a man of his age; successful spells at Cambridge United, Histon and SK Riga in Latvia also on his career list. It was no surprise that we hoped that he can show his best while at Broadhall Way.
Bridges, however, joined us at a time when competition for midfield berths was getting extremely competitive. While in his best interests to get into his stride at Broadhall Way quickly, Bridges’ season was curtailed by injury on two occasions. The first kept him out of action until December 2008. But he still came back to show remarkable aptitude and an eye for goal that was highly treasured.
A collision with Billy Turley near the end of 2008-9 season then ruled him out for the rest of the campaign. By now, however, everyone at Boro’ knew of his ability; a contributing factor to Boro’s title-winning success in 2010. Largely injury-free in 2009-10, the deft nature of his play brought him goals and assists a-plenty. He saw red in the 2010 FA Trophy Final, but it did not detract from his contribution in getting Boro’ to Wembley.
David Bridges: After Boro’
The midfielder left Boro’ in summer 2011 for Kettering Town after a limited chance to shine in the Football League.
With help from: Boycie
Stats do not include expunged Chester City fixtures in 2009-10.