Martyn Booty

Years at the club: 1996-99
Date of birth: 30/05/1971
Birth place: Kirby Muxloe
Position: Defender
Appearances: 79 (3)
Goals: 2
Clubs: Coventry City, Crewe Alexandra, Southend Utd., Chesterfield, Huddersfield Town
Honours: -

Born in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, Booty started his career as a trainee at Coventry City, but struggled to break into the first team.

After leaving Highfield Road, he moved to Crewe Alexandra, Reading, Southend United and Chesterfield. In 2003, Peter Jackson, who had just been re-appointed manager of Huddersfield Town, brought Booty in to help with the club's revitalisation following two relegations in three seasons, but he picked up an injury and only played four games during that season. At the end of the season, Jackson appointed Booty to the coaching staff, a role which he held until May 2008.

At the beginning of the 2008–09 season, he joined Northern Premier League side Curzon Ashton as a player, moving on first to Salford City and then Buxton.Before the 2009–10 season, Booty rejoined Curzon Ashton as assistant manager.

In May 2011, Booty followed Gary Lowe to Hyde, where he became Lowe's assistant manager, signing a one year contract at the club. In 2012 he left the club after helping them gain promotion.

(as at Feb. 2013)

Did you know?

Martin Hicks, 1978-1991

Martin holds the club appearance record. He made 603 first team appearances in all competitions.

Neil Webb, 1978-1982

Neil won 26 full England caps, the FA Cup and League Cup.

Bill Davies, 1953-1961

Bill totalled 226 appearances for Reading, playing in every game of the 1958/59 season.

Trevor Senior, 1983-87 / 1988-92

The greatest goalscorer in the club's history, Trevor scored 191 goals in 362 appearances.

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