Walsall player 155. Clayton Ince


Clayton Ince  (born 12 July 1972) is a Trinidadian football goalkeeper who had lengthy spells in the English Football League at Crewe Alexandra and Walsall. He is his country’s most capped goalkeeper with 79 caps for Trinidad and Tobagoto date, his debut coming on 4 April 1997 against Barbados (the game ended in a 1–0 defeat for Trinidad and Tobago).
Ince was born in Arima. Somewhat unusually, he began his footballing career as a defender before converting to become a goalkeeper. As back-up to Michael McComie he played in goal against the then Soviet Union when Trinidad and Tobago qualified for the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Portugal, although the tournament did not go too well for his team which conceded a total of 12 goals in three group matches.
Ince began his playing career with the Chaguaramas-based club Defence Force, where he quickly established himself as one of the top goalkeepers in the Caribbean. In 1997 he was named as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation’s Player of the Year, he has also twice been named as the Best Goalkeeper at the bi-annual Caribbean Cup.
In 1999 he went on trial to the Welsh club Wrexham (who play in the English Football League). Although he played well whilst on trial, the club could not afford to offer him a contract. However, in September of the same year he was offered a contract by Crewe Alexandra, which was accepted by Ince.
Ince spent most of his first two seasons at Crewe as understudy to Jason Kearton, the exception being a one-month loan spell at Dundee, during which time he did not actually play. After returning to Crewe in November 2000 he was placed on the transfer list, the only club who actively tried to sign him was Wrexham, whose bid failed due to a lack of funds. He was removed from the transfer list in the summer of 2001 when Kearton left the club, Ince went on to establish himself as Crewe’s first-choice goalkeeper during the 2000–01 season.
After playing in over 200 games for the club, Ince left Crewe in the summer of 2005 following the expiry of his contract. He signed for fellow Championship side Coventry City on a Bosman transfer. He failed to establish himself as a first-choice with the club, serving as understudy to successive loan signings Stephen Bywater and Márton Fülöp.
Following Trinidad and Tobago’s qualification for the 2006 World Cup, Ince made it publicly known that he wanted to leave Coventry on loan to play first-team football. He has stated that without this his place in the Trinidad and Tobago squad for the tournament would be jeopardised; although he was no longer his country’s first choice goalkeeper, the tournament perhaps represented his last realistic chance of appearing at the World Cup.
In July 2006, Ince signed for Walsall following a successful trial spell. Ince received a 10-day ban from FIFA in October 2006 after Walsall withdrew him from the Trinidad & Tobago squad without permission. He became Walsall’s first choice goalkeeper and received the League One player of the Month award in November.

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Ince during a game for Walsall
In an interview with Walsall’s official website, Ince stated that he saw the move to Walsall as the springboard to win further international caps, and had indeed regained his spot as Trinidad and Tobago’s first-choice goalkeeper following the retirement of Shaka Hislop and the unavailability of injury-prone Kelvin Jack, who were ahead of him in the pecking order at the World Cup. But following Trinidad & Tobago’s failure to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Ince had since been considering retiring from international football, stating that it wouldn’t be practical to continue playing friendlies and that he wouldn’t realistically be around for the 2014 campaign.
Ince was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year for the 2006–07 season, and also named Walsall’s Player of the Season for the 2008–09 season. Ince had become a favourite with the Walsall fans for his numerous displays that have saved the team from losing.
On 6 May 2010, Ince had formally announced his retirement from professional football and also stated his intention to return to Trinidad to work with younger goalkeepers, but returned to professional football with Trinidadian outfit Ma Pau SC and even spoke about a possible return to International football with Trinidad and Tobago.
After a successful stint with Ma Pau as Player/Assistant Coach where he won the Toyota Classic and was named Player of the Tournament, Ince signed a two-year deal with Pro League side T&TEC FC as Player/Goalkeeping coach.

Clayton Ince

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Senior career

Years                               Team                            Apps
1991–1996                        Fulham SC                     ?
1996–1998                        KFC Memphis               ?
1998–1999                        Defence Force               ?
1999–2005                        Crewe Alexandra         123
2000                 (loan)        Dundee                          0
2005–2006                        Coventry City                1
2006–2010                        Walsall                            152
2010–2011                        Ma Pau                              ?
2011–2013                        T&TEC                                ?

National team

1997–2010                        Trinidad and Tobago      79

Walsall player 68. Netan Nico Sansara


Full name Netan Nico Sansara
Date of birth 3 August 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Walsall, England

Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender

Club information
Current team Fredrikstad FK
Senior career
Years                                       Team                Apps          (Gls)
2008–2010                                   Walsall            40          (0)
2010                                            Dundee                 3           (0)
2010                          AFC Telford United             0          (0)
2010–2011                             Corby Town             22         (2)
2011–2012                               PAEEK                     26         (0)
2012–2013                      FC Vestsjælland             14        (0)
2013–2014                  Boston United                    20        (1)
2014-                          Fredrikstad FK                     13         (3)
National team
England U18                        2          (0)
England U19                        1           (0)

Netan Nico Sansara (born 3 August 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Fredrikstad FK.
He has previously played for Walsall, Dundee, AFC Telford United,Corby Town, PAEEK and FC Vestsjælland.
Sansara was born in Walsall. He grew up in the Darlaston area, playing for his local team Darlaston Town. As a child he attended Pinfold Street Primary School and Darlaston Community Science College School, he played for all school football teams. He also represented his county, the Staffordshire district. During his time in theWalsall youth team Sansara completed A levels in Psychology, Physical Education and Biology.
Sansara made his Walsall debut on 9 August 2008 in the Football League One game with Yeovil Town which ended in a 1–1 draw. Having come through the youth ranks at Walsall, he was handed a professional contract at the age of 17, by then Walsall manage Richard Money, after impressing him during youth team and reserve team games. Sansara made his professional debut the following season by newly appointed Walsall manager Jimmy Mullen against Yeovil Town. He said, “I thought he did well. But he’s played well against Aston Villa and Wolves in pre-season, as well as other teams when Boertien wasn’t available. I’ve given him his debut and he’ll look back when he’s 35 and say ‘Jimmy Mullen gave me an opportunity’. He might even thank me one day! But I thought he was excellent – very good.
At the start of the 2009–10 season, Sansara was handed the squad number three, by manager Chris Hutchings. However, during a pre-season friendly in July 2010 against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sansara’s progress was halted due to an ankle ligament injury sustained in a tackle with Greg Halford. He made a return to action for his first start away at Colchester United in October 2009. The Saddlers lost 2–1.
Sansara went on to make another 19 appearances during the 2009–10 season.
The start of August 2010, saw Sansara make five appearances for Dundee in the Scottish First Division. Following his release by Dundee in October he joined Grimsby Town on trial but failed to earn a deal and joined AFC Telford United on a non-contract basis deal. He left the club without making an appearance and finished the season with Corby Town.
In July 2011, it had been announced that Sansara had signed for Cypriot side PAEEK. It had been revealed that Sansara had also received other offers during the summer but was to have been quoted stating he thought this move was the best for the development of his career.
On 17 September 2011, in the opening game of the season, Sansara made his debut for PAEEK. He completed the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 win over Ethnikos Assia.
In December 2011 it was announced that Sansara was offered a new deal by PAEEK after a string of impressive displays in defence for the Cypriot side.
Sansara helped PAEEK to finish in fourth place. He made 26 appearances out of 27, missing only one game through suspension after picking up five bookings. His performances for PAEEK saw him shortlisted for the Player of the Year award at the inaugural Asian Football Awards, which took place at Wembley Stadium in January 2012. Sansara was offered a new contract in Dec 2011 and was said to be considering his options at the end of the 2011–12 campaign.
In July 2012 it was announced that Sansara had joined Danish First Division club FC Vestsjælland after rejecting a new two-year contract offered by former Cypriot club PAEEK. Sansara signed a one-year deal with the Danish club. On 8 August, Sansara made his FC Vestsjælland debut against Hobro IK, playing the full 90 minutes. The game ended in a 1–1 draw.
In June 2013 Sansara turned down the chance to return to FC Vestsjælland after helping them win promotion to the Danish superliga. In July 2013 Sansara joined Conference North side Boston United.
In July 2014 Sansara again made the move abroad this time to Norwegian first division club Fredrikstad FK. Sansara made his debut in the clubs first game back after the summer break playing the full 90 minutes against Bryne FK.
On 8 September 2014, Sansara signed a new two-year deal with the Norwegian club until 2016. The defender impressed immensely in his first eight games for the club, he scored three times.
Sansara has represented England youth at under-18 and under-19 level, earning three caps. He made his England debut against Holland at Yeovil’s Huish Park. He then went on to earn another two caps at international level for England, once with the under-18’s and his last coming for the under-19’s.
Sansara is of Indian origin. Sansara got his first international call-up for India for a warm-up to a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Qatar.
Sansara worked with the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) to try to increase the number of British Asians taking up a career in professional football, and has attended meetings with the PFA to achieve this goal.
He is also an ambassador for Kick It Out (Lets Kick Racism Out of Football), when appointed Sansara was quoted “I have been working closely with the Kick It Out campaign for a while now, and I look forward to continuing to assist the work. I hope to act as a role model to the next generation of young British Asian talent.
In January 2012, Sansara was nominated for the Asian player of the year award 2012 at the Asian Football Awards. The event held at Wembley stadium and supported by Kick It Out (Lets Kick Racism Out Of Football) and The Football Association. He was nominated alongside players such as Zesh Rehman and Michael Chopra.
In May 2013 Sansara was crown the British Indian Awards sports personality of the year after a season with Danish team FC Vestsjælland. Sansara beat England cricketers Ravi Bopara and Monty Panesar to the award.