The Forgotten Strikers of 2002/03

Danny Webb

4 (1) Apps, 1 Goal

Courtesy Lincoln City

Danny is the son of former Chelsea legend Dave Webb, but he wasn’t able to eclipse the playing career his father had.

He arrived at Sincil Bank with a bit of a reputation for being a ‘bright young thing’ having come through the ranks at Southampton and earned a permanent move to Hull City. 

He joined just a few weeks ahead of our first date with destiny at the Millennium Stadium, and he did score for City albeit just the once. He hit the 21st-minute opener as we beat Bristol Rovers 2-1 in March, points that turned out to be crucial come the end of the season.

That was the total sum of his input though and he returned to live out the life of a mediocre forward at a host of different clubs. 

When Webb left Keith characterised his time at the club, and perhaps offered some insight into his search for a striker that was to last his entire Imps tenure; “We’ve had four forwards in on loan this season and none of them have quite done the job I wanted them to. Although I would like to have kept Daniel until the end of the season he wanted to go back to Hull. I’m disappointed with his decision as I think it’s the wrong one but if the lad doesn’t want to stay he doesn’t want to stay.”

He didn’t want to stay, and hindsight proved Keith correct in assessing it as the wrong decision as he only scored four more goals in his Football League career, two of which came against the Imps.