Two Times: Players Ethan Ross Joins on Two Imps Appearances

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Craig Rocastle (2004)

Craig Rocastle was a cousin of the late David Rocastle and he signed in late 2004 on loan from Chelsea. His opportunities were limited to two substitute appearances, one in a 1-1 home draw with Kidderminster and the second as we won 3-0 at Rochdale. Upon expiry of his loan, he returned to Stamford Bridge and ended up spending the next season in the Scottish top flight with Hibernian. He later played for Sheffield Wednesday and Port Vale, as well as representing Grenada 12 times.

Laurie Sivell (1979)

They say you learn something new every day, and this is my new lesson. Laurie Sivell spent 15 years with Ipswich Town, between 1969 and 1984, and won an FA Cup in 1978, and a UEFA Cup in 1981. He played 114 times, despite mainly being an understudy, and he did appear in that UEFA Cup run, albeit for one game. In between, he played for the Imps, joining on loan at the start of 1979. He never played at Sincil Bank, conceding two away at Watford and two away at Carlisle before heading back to Portman Road. In 1981, Sivell had a part in the Sylvester Stallone film Escape to Victory, where he played the German goalkeeper. I did not know this when I woke up this morning.

Jamie Soule (2020)

It’s rare that we get two players in a season that only make two appearances, but that has happened this season. Even rarer is when those ‘two-time’ players feature in the same game. Both Ethan and Jamie Soule started the 3-1 victory against Mansfield in the EFL Trophy. Soule even scored in that game, playing the full 90 minutes. He then got eight minutes as we went down 1-0 at Doncaster, before picking up an injury and going back to West Brom.

Brett Storey (1996)

Storey was a midfielder who had been on the books of Sheffield United as a young player. He joined City in 1995 but was nothing more than a squad player during a turbulent season. He made just the two appearances in a City shirt, one a 2-1 win over Mansfield at Sincil Bank and the other a goal-scoring cameo as we beat Torquay 5-0. He later bounced between Matlock Town and Alfreton, before as tint in Hong Kong.